With social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, they create a connection with everyone in the world. For issues like Occupy Wall Street and the uprises in the Middle East, as well as with the LGBT communities, all it took was a common issue that a bunch of people agreed on, wanting for something to change or to be done. Thanks to such sites, it has become a lot more easy for people to organize themselves and make a protest. For example just recently witht the “=” sign to show support for Gay Marriage and Prop 8. This was made in one day, and within a week, millions of Facebook users had it as their profile picture. All of these social media sites have similar characteristics and qualities to make these protests happen. The main reason is how quickly information can be shared or “Liked” in just a short amount of time. Back 20 years ago a person had to watch the news or read a newspaper to see what is going on across the globe or just across the United States. But then in the early 2000’s social media sites came abroad and created a way where people anywhere can connect to each other and also find out what is going on in a country, state or town. Now if someone posts something on Facebook or Twitter, it can set off a fire storm and everyone in the world can find out about it. It’s almost like the news is almost irrelivant to have now because if a person is connected enough, then they could easily find out what’s going on.