On Facebook, there is an App you can get called "Causes". You can search for different causes you'd like to 'support', such as, "Buy American", "The
right to keep and bear arms", "Stop Federal Suppression of Airline Employee Whistleblowers", etc etc. You can go to these different pages and "Like"
them, thus showing your support. After that, you can try to recruit other friends, or even make a monetary donation to the cause. (Where the money
actually goes to, I don't know)
I don't really see how just clicking a button that says "like" on a webpage could actually do anything in real life. However, the thing that bothered
me and made me think was this:
At the bottom of one page it shows the progress of the specific cause.
It's entitled: "How Large is the Cause?"
When 10 people join, it's labeled as a "Crowd"
After 100 people, "Club"
2,500 members, "tribe"
100,000 members, "town"
and so on.
I was looking at the progress of some cause that was trying to get a facebook profile/group deleted that was called "Remove "F*** Jesus Christ" from
Facebook". They were up to 100,000 people, a town.
My question is, Why is it, that enough people care to go ONLINE and support a cause to the point where literally, a whole TOWN is behind it?
WHY CAN'T WE DO THIS IN REAL LIFE? WITH REAL, LEGITIMATE PROBLEMS?
Why can't people ban together like this, and act on it? Are we just so lazy that clicking a button that says "like" on it is enough?
What if all 1,251,061 members (the size of a city) of the cause The Right to
Keep and Bear Arms
actually went out and did something to support it that wasn't online related?
I can't help but think of the changes that could be made if the same amount of people online got up off their computers and actually did something
towards a positive in the world.
What's everyone else's thoughts on this?
edit on 15-12-2010 by casijones because: Sp.