The Social Media has continued to play  an important role in society from Facebook,YouTube,Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. It is not confined strictly to connecting with friends as seen on Facebook and twitter, rather it progresses to LinkedIn a professional platform for professionals to exchange ideas and forge business ideas.

In 2011, Africa triggered off a Social Media Revolution which saw the world look in amazement and interest. The revolutions were seemingly successful because of the use of social media platforms notably Facebook, twitter and you tube. The use of Facebook was one that saw real involvement from  parents to the youths, though most importantly the youths and the role played by them.

The exit of Ben Ali of Tunisia, and the oust of Mubarak and subsequently the death of Gaddafi signalled the validity of social media platforms; as a tool to organise and plan effectively revolutions and much later  ‘occupy’ protests around the world. This simply showed social media through Facebook can be used to plan an action, while twitter is used to disseminate information and YouTube a platform to broadcast the message to the world.

Consequently, with the planning of revolutions, protests, Occupy on the various social media platforms, it also means such conflicts/disputes can equally be resolved using social media platforms. There are numerous instances where misunderstandings, disputes and conflicts have been resolved through the various social media platforms.

The social media revolution in 2011, which was started in Africa highlighted the impact of social media in effecting change. Ultimately, conflicts and disputes can be resolved online using the various social media platforms.