(un)Fortunately in ra real(physical as opposed tae virtual) world sittin on faceplook disnae quite cut it, bein there virtualy is in no way the same as bein there physically
As with all virtual stuff, raisin a protest can appear tae inclood thousands and thousands, but in fact could be a few spotty faced nerdy, avoid human contact at all costs) sad fannies sittin in thur bedroom playin at multiple personalities.
A faceplook "mob" does not a demo make, there huv been merr folk ata a flash hoose party (organised via faceplook ur booboo)than turned up at George Sq on saturday.
Am sure ra powers that be ur quakin in thur baffies aboot the huge power of these "demos" virtual ur otherwise
No one is claiming it is the same, Nota, it's another means of expression... and you get to go withoot having to take off yur jammies.
Flashmobs are brilliant and take place in real time. There was a fantastic one in Trafalgar Square in the summer, co-ordinated through the net, lots of youngsters turning up at a specific time and dancing. Now where is the harm in that, auld yin?
The powers that be may not be quakin' in their baffies but I am sure they will not be as quick to dismiss these potential young voters as some of the folk on here. I wouldn't underestimate the potential or power of the web.
Social networking in virtual reality is fantastic. I have met some wonderful people in cyber space and have been involved in events and projects I would never have had access to in rl. I am neither spotty or lazy and my contact and grasp on reality is really rather good.
Don't knock it till you've tried it.
We all have grannies and rellies who fought for the rights and freedoms we enjoy today and I am sure a lot of us could trot out our socialist credentials to pour scorn on these young people... And here's us supposed to be setting them an example, tut tut.