Sunday, April 27, 2008

Facebook and Slide gets political: Free Tibet

I'm not checking Facebook nearly as often as I used to. Today I noticed I'd been sent by a political SuperPoke. I'm a little surprised that Slide has gone in this direction.

Time will tell whether this is a wise choice or not. Tibet's a more complex situation than TV reports do full justice too. Annoying China is not a good strategy if you wish to expand into APAC either.

On the other hand, this shows how powerful social networks can be harnessed to promote a positive and peaceful message. I think it's far better to use Facebook to bring attention to the problems in Tibet than trying to disrupt the Olympics is.