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September 16, 2007

Facebookers v.s the ‘Eccentrics’

Filed under: facebook — admin @ 2:03 pm

The Facebook group law probably goes something like this:

The probability of a town ‘eccentric’ being the focus of a Facebook group reaches one when there is at least one Facebook user in the town.

Its not necessarily a particularly nice law, but it seems to be true. Facebook offers the chance for the rather childish poking fun at people who are different to us to continue beyond our school days with little fear of censure. My thoughts are brought to this topic of conversation after noticing a rather odd titled ‘popular event’ in Facebook’s West Midlands network:

WE HAVE BEEN CLOSED DOWN AND I AM BEING PROSECUTED
THANK YOU BRITAIN FOR BEING SO FULL OF COWARDLY F****

A glance at the ‘event’ and a quick Google News of the terms Leamington, Spa and Facebook reveals the story. The ‘eccentrics’ of Leamington Spa are the focus of their own Facebook group: Leamington Spa Celebrity Mental Spotting. Whilst there are many groups devoted to those who are often riduculed and outcast from mainstream society (and even a ‘What’s the time Gordon the Tramp’ application) the difference with this group is that this time a local mental health group contacted the police and asked them to do something about it as it is slanderous to the people featured.

I am unsure how somebody reporting a perceived injustice to the police would make them “a cowardly f***”, but there again I am still trying to get my head around the group creator’s current oxymoronic status where she is riling against the “politically correct nanny state facists”.

Its unfortunate that we live in a world where there are people with so many problems, and that they feel the need to group together and poke fun at other people.

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