Google executive Wael Ghonim was released yesterday from Egyptian prison. It turns out that he was one of the main forces behind the Facebook and YouTube campaigns that helped drive the protests in Cairo. However, in an emotional interview, Ghonim told an Egyptian television station: "I'm not a hero. the real heroes are the youth who are behind this revolution. By God's will, we are going to clean this country of this rubbish."

For more on this story is Max Rodenbeck, Middle East correspondent for The Economist.

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