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The power of social networking

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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Not just for playing silly games and constant updates on what you're doing every five minutes...
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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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banned#2
Ok I'll get to the point:

This is a local campaign to locate the whereabouts of a man who went missing on Saturday night.

The details are:

Missing Saturday night.
Reported missing Sunday.
Facebook group created early Monday I think (maybe late Sunday)
By Tuesday afternoon nothing is still reported in local news outlets.
Tuesday evening - report on local newspaper website
Today - Front page of local newspaper, on BBC site and regional TV news.

The point is why on earth the slow uptake by the media. If it wasn't for this case I wouldn't have known they wait so long. Maybe everyone knew this, I don't know.

We can be thankful for Facebook then as the group had got 11,000 members by the time it made the local newspaper website on Tuesday night. Times that by the amount of people who joined the group who had friends who were made aware of the campaign by them doing so, the exposure before it hit the newspaper will have already hit tens and tens of thousands.

This is amazing that the technology allowed this when the traditional media outlets failed in a critical time imho. The amount of posters that got put around the city by Tuesday was incredible, all mainly due to this facebook group. The way it spreads out exponentially, like a spiders web, infiltrating all aspects of the internet as evident by the places it has popped up. All through good community spirit, will and the beauty of the internet.

Unfortunately there hasn't been any news yet which is hopefully good news. Have a look on the group if you live in the Yorkshire area as he could be anywhere really.
#3
With all due respect if the news was always reporting about every man or woman who went out and didn't come back, for the night or a couple of days, from the pub or whatever, there would never be anything else to report and the news would be on 24/7.............

Hope he is found safe.
banned#4
tinkerbell28
With all due respect if the news was always reporting about every man or woman who went out and didn't come back, for the night or a couple of days, from the pub or whatever, there would never be anything else to report and the news would be on 24/7.............

Hope he is found safe.


I get that but surely after two nights away they can start to do something. If the person has never done anything like that before, is very respectable, police considering it a high priority. Literally no credit card trail to follow etc. Local news has a duty and they print trash most of the time.
#5
master_chief
I get that but surely after two nights away they can start to do something. If the person has never done anything like that before, is very respectable, police considering it a high priority. Literally no credit card trail to follow etc. Local news has a duty and they print trash most of the time.


The thing is this kind of stuff happens all the time, men/women need space, are having an affair, got a bit carried away and just disappear for a few days and the OH has no idea..................

The papers would be full, I think the timing is about right tbh, 24 hours to be reported missing for a start, then the police start looking into it more thoroughly and decide if it's unusual or not and it then gets some publicity. In the case of mentally/physically competent adults that is.
#6
tinkerbell28;8365495
With all due respect if the news was always reporting about every man or woman who went out and didn't come back, for the night or a couple of days, from the pub or whatever, there would never be anything else to report and the news would be on 24/7.............

Hope he is found safe.


Agreed - it is good that social networks can spread the information round and hopefully find the person but I can't see why the media should be blamed on a slow uptake when I don't see why they should be showing this at all.

John
banned#7
Johnmcl7
Agreed - it is good that social networks can spread the information round and hopefully find the person but I can't see why the media should be blamed on a slow uptake when I don't see why they should be showing this at all.

John


Well that is the beauty of it. Obviously news outlets have a set arbitrary time in which they can report on it. The problem is they can't take into account other circumstances because of this self-imposed rule. Now, in this case, all his family and friends were immediately aware on Sunday that this was serious, they know this because they can take variables into account that third parties with no prior knowledge of the subject can't. The spread of the group through friends of friends etc was so quick because they knew it was unlike the missing person. People ultimately controlled the outlet of news as there are no fixed rules.

I actually have renewed faith in the idea of "community" even if it is a digital one.
#8
master_chief
Well that is the beauty of it. Obviously news outlets have a set arbitrary time in which they can report on it. The problem is they can't take into account other circumstances because of this self-imposed rule. Now, in this case, all his family and friends were immediately aware on Sunday that this was serious, they know this because they can take variables into account that third parties with no prior knowledge of the subject can't. The spread of the group through friends of friends etc was so quick because they knew it was unlike the missing person. People ultimately controlled the outlet of news as there are no fixed rules.

I actually have renewed faith in the idea of "community" even if it is a digital one.


Yes it's a good thing but you were having a pop at the media for not reporting it instantly bascially and why can't they do something sooner, it's for the reasons above^^^^^.
#9
This was big news in scotland...guy seen an found alive but did a runner when he was approched so obviously didnt want to be found....
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110650822299560&ref=nf#!/group.php?gid=105890859441834&ref=mf
Facebook site got into all the papers which eventually led to him being spotted...great thing...but when they start doing it foreveryone who goes missing it will lose it's effectiveness...just like when a person missing appears in the newspaper.
#10
Thats such a shame for his family.

Hope the guy turns up safe n sound, or at least calls his family - can only imagine what they are going through
banned#11
chunky
This was big news in scotland...guy seen an found alive but did a runner when he was approched so obviously didnt want to be found....
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110650822299560&ref=nf#!/group.php?gid=105890859441834&ref=mf
Facebook site got into all the papers which eventually led to him being spotted...great thing...but when they start doing it foreveryone who goes missing it will lose it's effectiveness...just like when a person missing appears in the newspaper.


I see what you're saying but if the closeknit friends, family and community really want to spread the word then they can now and they will. I can't image Facebook getting saturated with groups for immediate awareness. You'll get long term missing posts that will go unnoticed I reckon.
#12
master_chief;8365918
I see what you're saying but if the closeknit friends, family and community really want to spread the word then they can now and they will. I can't image Facebook getting saturated with groups for immediate awareness. You'll get long term missing posts that will go unnoticed I reckon.

Depends how much work family/friends put into the facebook page. The edinburgh guy went missing, he's a manager of a very popular club in edinburgh therefore being known by alot of people of the age who use social networking! I'm in Glasgow and a page link was on pretty much every friend of mines page I know.
banned#13
I eagerly await his Facebook update in two days:

"In Mexico with stripper. Lolz"
banned#14
DJ1
I eagerly await his Facebook update in two days:

"In Mexico with stripper. Lolz"


You do realise I know this guy. You don't have to be funny with every post you know.
#15
It can be amazing the way people adapt technology or use it in unexpected ways. Hope this page bares fruit.
Community always comes out in times of need. Just the rest of the time is has trouble.

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