The Syrian government apparently unbanned Facebook and YouTube on Tuesday, five years after those and other social networking sites were blocked nationwide. (Not that the ban had stopped anyone—both sites "are popular across the country" and accessed through anonymous proxy servers. You can't stop viral videos, guys!) So far, Syrian attempts at generating protests on the same scale as those in Egypt and Tunisia have failed, and it'll be interesting to see if a more easily-accessible internet will facilitate anti-government activity, or just get everyone hooked on Farmville. [Guardian]