It’s hard to overstate the role that social media has played in American politics over the last decade, but the fact that Hillary Clinton referenced a massive secret Facebook group in her concession speech should say it all.
Just last Saturday, millions gathered around the world to march in support of women’s rights, and it all started with a Facebook event born out of frustration on election night. As the story goes, after asking friends how to create an event page, Teresa Shook, a retired attorney in Hawaii, sent out an invite for a women’s rally in Washington. She went to bed with the RSVP of 40 friends, and woke to find 10,000 more had joined. (more…)