Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Facebook Proves Its Worth (To Me).

Facebook finally proved its worth to me when a daughter of a friend of my parents who had been trying to reach them for more than a decade was finally able to reach me by looking up my (admittedly uncommon) name on The ability to easily connect people in this way is one of the value propositions of tools like this.

Now I know that a Facebook party was organised a few years ago, and I personally am trying to raise some enthusiasm for a Wiimbledon contest from my page, but consider the possibilities for social change. With the Nigerian political machinery getting ready to assault 2011, how do we use Facebook, LinkedIn and their ilk to rescue the next general elections?