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Facebook Causes a Revolution Amongst The Young?

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Imagine the world without Facebook.  Many oppressed people with no human rights for most or all of their lives would have no hope in seeing their fortunes change.  Not even a glimmer.  But Facebook does exist and there is now a ray of hope that many oppressive and cruel regimes in the world will change, and therefore we are close to seeing positive change in many people’s lives for the very first time.

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Old and young people alike are literally glued to their monitors, Blackberries, and Facebook accounts waiting for the event to unfold and to see how this change may affect their life and other oppressed people of the world.

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This potential change Facebook is facilitating will be no more apparent than on Monday, February 28, when the students of Briarcliff high school have organized a peaceful sit-in to protests changes to their class schedule that they were not in favor of.  These changes came with overwhelming disapproval of the students and caused a Board meeting to last to 12AM when the pending changes were agued to the deaf ears of a mean and oppressive Board of Trustees.

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Have you ever been to a school board meeting until 12AM?  This is not what people do for shits and giggles.   Before Facebook it would have taken tons of phone calls and emails with little concurrence among dissatisfied students, parents and interested others which eventually would end in utter frustration in no meaningful action being taken.  This would lead to mind boggling frustration and a feeling of helplessness towards what you now perceive as a totally incompetent and disconnect School Board that is supposed to represent your position on these types of issues.

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Now, within days there was quick and efficient  organization through Facebook with 309 attendees confirmed from over 530 invitees all over a school  holiday week.  I can’t wait to see what Monday brings to the oppressed students of this affluent Westchester, NY School better known for high achievement from its student body and less known for organized protests against its administration.  It just shows you how one company can affect so many people so quickly.  

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