facebook for grassroot politics
Facebook is now the 9th most popular website in Norway, and the group “Vi st¯tter Kadra” has 12,436 members, and there are more members every time I reload my browser. Kadra Yusef is a young Norwegian-Somalian woman who helped expose the way imans in Norway worked to promulgate female circumcision. Last Thursday night she was beaten unconscious by eight men in Oslo. I discovered the group because I saw my friends were joining it, and I assume that’s how most people have found it. 12,443 members. I’ve not seen any other social software hit this kind of critical mass in Norway before. 12,445 members. Fascinating.