The use of social media to facilitate and organise protests could lead to an uncertain future for the web in Egypt.
After internet services were disconnected in Egypt, protesters were prevented from speaking to the world.
But John Scott Railton, a Los Angeles based student, took it upon himself to upload messages onto micro-blogging site Twitter.
He started making calls and posting messages on a Twitter account he created for the Egyptian protests.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.