New York - Social media is at our disposal and we need to make the best use of it. We should not be just followers of what others do, or simply just share our pictures, our moments of joy or sorrow, or make new virtual friends. We should also use social media to serve a purpose.

Refugees from Western Sahara walk through a school in a refugee camp in the Tindouf reigon of south-western Algeria on October 18, 2005 (AFP Photo/Fayez Nureldine)
Samir Bennis is a political analyst.