Today, at a time when Facebook announced passing 200 million members, there are still people who think that social networking sites and tools are a fad, an irritation, a waste of time. It doesn’t matter what you tell them: you can mention the role of such sites and tools in the Obama campaign, in the Mumbai terrorist attack, in challenging repressive regimes, in humdrum daily work. They don’t care, all this is just a waste of time. Just like e-mail was, and mobile phones, and BlackBerries. Just like computers were before that. Or for that matter the telephone.
None of them will read this. So I’m not writing it for them.
I’m writing this for you. Because we can show them that there is undeniable value in social networking sites. By using them to raise money for good causes.
Like this one: Gimme Shelter. Let’s show them.