Oh, Canada! Rowdy Vancouver Canucks fans were rioting in the streets last night over the team’s loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup. And the city is taking to Facebook and other social media to clean up the mess, according to several news sites.
One event, “Post Riot Clean Up-Let’s Help Vancouver,” shows more than 11,000 folks attending and still growing. The concerned citizen/organizer said that, “Once the embarrassing rioting has ended in Vancouver let’s all show the world what Vancouver is really about by helping rebuild and clean up so it is better than it was before.”
And several Facebook groups are urging the locals to post pics of the ne’er-do-wells–though with features like photo-tagging we’re not sure how comfortable we are with this effort. It seems like an open invitation to for mistaken identity!
These initiatives demonstrate the power of social media in bringing a community together when a major event occurs. According to reports, the Vancouver police department were tweeting throughout the night.
Sports fans, what do you think of using social media platforms like Facebook to rally a community?