Mainstream media has done its part by reporting what is obvious to all of us. Economy is not stable, unemployment is on rise again, and to push it further, scare those who hate 'high tax' by telling them there is a tax increase in near future. These are enough to welcome millions of US Facebook users, to be exact, 156,830,580 to post their opinions on tax increase, unstable economy and unemployment issues.
It might inconvenience mainstream media from reporting something positive that can actually help. However, what can we, over 156 million US Facebook users do to help US economy. Are we too busy with posting birthday cake pictures or five-legged kitten on our wall that we don’t have something valuable to contribute?
I suggest that we, if working together, or even individually, can slash unemployment by some percentage by using Facebook. Can you remember the last time you posted a job opening at your company on your wall? Or posted a question inquiring a job opening? How much effort does it take us to post something on our wall that can inform someone about a job opening? It might take same amount of time as someone is using a foursquare app on their smart phone to check-in Taco Bell or a car wash location. Seriously, who cares if you are at Taco Bell at 2am or sitting in your car while at the car wash.
Or maybe we use Facebook to escape our daily routine and we are not willing to help another. If that is the case, wouldn’t you benefit if someone does have some job opening that you find out about?
What I’m suggesting is that, we are over 156 million users in US alone. We do have control over this massive media. Can you think of few ways to help others so we as a country can prosper once again regardless who is in the White House. Ask not, what your country can do for you, but what you can do on Facebook for your country.
Facebook Statistics: http://www.socialbakers.com/facebook-statistics/united-states