Thursday, September 17, 2015

Facebook is the new travel guide for Iraqis headed to Europe


Erin Cunningham in the Washington Post has an interesting feature on how Facebook is the new travel guide for Iraqi refugees headed to Europe.  Inspired by Syrians arriving to Germany’s cheering crowds, Iraqis have used the social network to crowdsource their own voyages to the continent — sharing tips, maps and contacts in public and private groups now established across the site. They have recruited travel companions, connected with smugglers, documented their travel and urged others to flee.

I guess that social media has some positive uses.


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