Social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have exploded on the scene in the Western world over the past several years and enhanced our lives by exponentially increasing connectivity and resourcefulness. Similarly, mobile phones have evolved into hand-sized computers which can be used to instantaneously transmit messages of all types.
Simply put, we’re so immersed in the Information Age, we take it completely for granted.
So, when I heard that Facebook was growing in popularity in the Muslim world and that they were using text messaging for something other than detonating explosives, I had to admit I was filled with hope.
Maybe we’re not that different after all.
Here are some interesting ways the East and West are integrating these new technologies into their worlds.
According to a controversial practice called the talaq or “triple-talaq,” a husband may say to his wife at anytime she is not menstruating, “I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you,” and this effectively throws her out on the street.
Isn’t that sorta how you get Beetlejuice and The Candyman to suddenly appear in your house?