Does Facebook Activism Translate Into Real-World Action?

“[W]hether our virtual virtuousness will result in real-world action is unpredictable, and has as much to do with human nature as it does with amassing enough numbers. This is the problem with activism born of social networking sites. … Do our Facebook groups — which are today often treated as the official barometer for a cause’s importance; more members must signify more gravitas — ever translate into significant change?”