My sentiments toward Facebook were never very strong (I even scheduled permanent erasing of the page associated to my blog). However there is no denying that it is a source of info for many people. But also a source of grief.
Some of you might remember La Gringa in Honduras, a US resident there that holds a blog which was courageously supporting the guys that ousted Zelaya, and who now is criticizing the violence in Honduras and the drug trafficking (something that the guys in charge do not seem that concerned with as they are more interested in getting back on the summitry circuit). In other words she is doing her conscientious blogger job, telling it as she sees it, may her chips fall wherever they please. Well, it seems that some people are already trying to shut her up and managed to have Facebook shut her page because she does not want to reveal her identity to them, even if that woudl put her at risk. Bloggers and twitterers have found death in Northern Mexico and that thing is creeping down south, maybe reaching Venezuela any time soon.
I must thus plead with you to sign this petition that is addressed to Facebook so they are not these ass-holes that they seem to become more and more. Bloggers and their readers UNITE!. Note: La Gringa assures me that she is not even the one who started that petition but one of her readers.