The Faces Of The Fallen

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by Chris Bodenner

The founders of 1000Memories, a free service that creates online profiles for deceased loved ones, designed a special page called Egypt Remembers to commemorate the Egyptians killed during the uprising. Alexia Tsotsis details the project's development:

[T]he page immediately went viral, bringing in over 150,ooo unique views in the first 48 hours. Since it went up it has garnered over 46,835 Facebook shares and 4,121 tweets. “At some point we were getting over a tweet per minute. People were rallying around it because it puts a face on the numbers we see in the news,” said co-founder [Rudy] Adler.