Justice, Facebook style
The overweight soprano
fat lady has not yet begun her dressing room vocal warm up over the post Canucks defeat riot. Pictures of rioters are appearing on Facebook pages, and at least one has been suspended from their prestigious sports team over their behaviour. Another one fired for suggesting that ‘Vancouver needed remodelling’.
This is before the cops and courts have really got into their stride. It’s real community in action stuff. Neighbourhood clean ups are being organised. All via Facebook and Twitter.
Now I’m not normally a fan of Facebook, but on this occasion the applause goes to the people who love the place they live in enough to do this. Many cyber pats on virtual backs are due.
In some ways it’s not surprising. ‘Social Media’ is huge over this side of the continent, and people actively use it. However, I think this is one of those ‘only in Canada’ moments. There’s a freshness of thought and positive attitude over here that makes it all possible. I can’t see this sort of thing gaining much ground in the it’s-someone-else’s-bovver-mate-nuffin-to-do-wiv-me UK. Although I’d love to be proven wrong on that score.
Not that I’m even slightly tempted to think of going back you understand.