Lately, we’ve heard a lot about the power of Twitter during revolutions. But what about the effect of social media on other kinds of change?
Manal al-Sherif, a Saudi woman, is counting on the power of social media to change the culture of her country. Simply put, she wants to be able to drive a car–something that religious edicts prohibit women from doing in Saudi Arabia. Al-Sherif and fellow organizers have set up a Facebook page to support their cause, and posted the above video on Facebook and YouTube.
“We have a saying,” she told CNN. “The rain starts with a single drop. This is a symbolic thing.”
So what do you think? Can social media change social mores?