David Wolman spent time with the April 6 Movement well before it reached critical mass.
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Wired magazine contributing editor David Wolman at the Open Hands Initiative / GlobalPost 'Covering a Revolution' seminar in Cairo, October 2011. (Kim Badawi/GlobalPost)
CAIRO — The revolution began as a failure.
 
At least that’s how it seemed on a sun-scorched summer day in 2008, as security forces easily dispersed a small group of protesters attempting to spread their pro-democracy message on an Alexandria beach.
 
David Wolman, contributing editor for Wired magazine, was shadowing activist Ahmed Maher and some friends for a story on Egypt’s nascent social networking protest movement.

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