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.

18. April 2007 by Jill
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