A lot of people mock people’s online reactions to movements and tragedies- Instagram posts showing solidarity, changing a Facebook picture to the french flag. It is often said that these actions are not real, and that they do nothing. I was really surprised when Ghonim noted how much momentum the movement got through awareness on social media. Even though it may seem small in comparison with real world action, awareness is still extremely important for these movements. Many people simply do not know about things that are going on, and seeing an Instagram may push them to google the subject and learn. Another thing I found really interesting was the struggle Ghonim had with going from virtual to real-world. It is a lot easier to change your Facebook profile picture than it is to go out and protest. What are some things we can do to get people to become activists in the real world, as opposed to just the virtual world?