Facebook: Galvanising the Power of Consumer Advocacy
Power of Facebook affects law
Internet law professor Michael Geist looks at how Facebook has the power to affect legislation.
(Michael Geist holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.)
In this story Geist tells of how a concern he posted on Facebook about proposals to changes in copyright law to a few friends rapidly galvanised tens of thousands into action. Here he argues that this is perhaps the most important issue to takeaway from 2007 which has definitely been Facebook's year in terms of profile on the internet.