Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Online sleuths

Mr Page's post drew instant interest from the online community, shooting to the most popular page on the site.

This article is a perfect example of how Web 2.0 can empower us. We are not alone and there are more of us than there are of them! Brad Page had his car stolen at the Semaphore beach suburb in Adelaide but the video footage was blurry. Police allowed him to post the footage on Reddit and apart from it becoming the top post, it has elicited a whole lot of online help to enable Brad and the police to identify the number plate on the thief's car. The global community has a lot of strength and knowledge . People like to help but they also like a challenge, so this case fits all the criteria. It would be great if Brad page and the police could identify the car and the thief. Web 2.0 is getting us out of victim mode, and judging by the reaction on Reddit, no-one wants to play victim anymore.

No comments: