Social media has the power to mobilize people and make real change, both politically and economically. In fact, it was seen as such a substantial threat that numerous Middle Eastern governments banned many of its forms, be it Facebook in Syria and Tunisia, or Twitter in Iran. It played a key role in mobilizing young people during the Jasmine revolution, and in kick-starting the 2011 revolution in Egypt against Husni Mubarak. Yet the question must be raised, do young people realise its full potential, or are they misusing it?
An underground social scene
Arab culture must evolve to the point where it realizes that conservatism leads to respect, but oppressiveness leads to rebellionYara al-Wazir