The role of Facebook in the Middle East revolutions is "overstated," says one prominent Jordanian businessman.
Luay Abu-Ghazaleh, CEO of a self-named intellectual property company, says that while Facebook had a role, the level of Internet proficiency is not as high in the Middle East as it is in more developed parts of the world.
And many of the protestors in Tahrir Square, the elderly for example, are not Internet-literate. The revolution occurred because it "was the will of the people," he said.
Abu-Ghazaleh just reopened his Cairo and Bahrain offices, but his Libyan office remains shut until further notice. All of his employees are safe and accounted for so far, he says.