Did Facebook give identity to millions of people?

by 21cstories

This is a question I would like to ask all of you.

Apart from the networking deluge that social media caused, becoming a virtual internet by itself, did it also along the way serve a useful social purpose? That of putting a face, and giving a palpable identity to millions of people, in all corners of the world, who otherwise would have struggled in their restricted spaces. That it served a latent but all too powerful desire to be known and seen in public.

Faces that we would otherwise never have seen.