February 22, 2016

Afghans Skirt Strict Rules to Find Love on Social Media

Afghans fall in love on Social Media

I wonder if we all have a love/hate relationship with social media. Oh, we find out what our friends and family are up to, we get a great recipe, a good joke, and once in awhile a post will make us stop and think. On the other hand, it can be a massive waste of our time. “Only a couple of minutes,” we tell ourselves, and find to our chagrin that we have squandered an hour. We love it or hate it,  and yet it’s the first thing we check in the morning, and the last thing we check at night.

Social media in Afghanistan has a new twist, a free voice in a suppressed society. Maybe today I like social media. To see the full story, click on the link.


Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum.

Sadiqi and Maleka Yawari took their argument offline, and soon their exchanges grew more personal, with articles and opinion pieces giving way to photographs, love letters — and eventually wedding vows.