Can social networking platforms help to bring in much needed social reforms?The entire nation becomes angry, the media goes crazy and almost everyone becomes active on the social media to vent their anger. I am not talking about any particular incident after which these types of things happen but these types of incidents happen at times. These types of reactions of the public are visible in a local area too and it becomes the talk of the town. The reaction is very natural among the general public but the higher authorities, especially those who are the guardians of law should not be emotional. Emotion plays an important role in our lives but that should not interfere in our decision making. When the country was not free, people came together to fight against the British. People faced the torture of British and raised their voice, they started a revolt and after a lot of efforts, the country became free of foreign rulers. During the freedom struggle, there were various movements initiated at different parts of the nation. People joined the movements without hesitation because they felt the necessity. Mind it, at that time there was no internet not even the basic telephone but people came together for a cause. There were leaders who initiated each movement.
There are many problems nowadays, though they may not be as significant as the freedom struggle they must be addressed properly for a resolution. The political situation in this country is such that people cannot easily trust politicians. They know that politicians will not address the burning issues rather they will politicize them to secure their vote bank. Still, people continue to vote. That's the spirit of democracy – finding the tolerably better among the worst. When we talk of a mass movement, we think of leaders who will be able to lead from the front. To make any movement successful, a strong leader is essential. These days, people are overactive on social media and they share whatever they feel like. They raise the burning issues there. Others comment on it, sometimes some news becomes viral. There are many fakes that go viral which is beyond our discussion. The point here is a movement. A movement towards progression. People do come out of their homes to protest, though in many cases these protest movements are initiated by the politicians, is it possible to start a movement only through social media? Where people, without any political affiliation, would come and march on the streets to raise their justified demands? Can social media really bring in social reforms or people only like to sit in their comfort zones to vent their anger? What do you say?