1. Do you think social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have helped bring about democracy (or at least the attempt of democracy) in many non-democratic cultures? After reading p. 389 in Ch. 14, please share your thoughts about the actions of Esraa Abdel Fatah. Would you take the same actions as Fatah? What media platform would you use? Would you choose to remain anonymous?
2. Do you believe online social media can serve as both the gateway and the catalyst for social and cultural change for minority groups? If yes, why? Please cite the text and any other sources to support your position. Additionally, describe how online social media has created, supported, and changed the formation of cultural alliance groups (i.e., lesbians, Hispanics, bisexual, transgender).