Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fujairah Facebook Network

In a recent post I highlighted the increasing popularity of the Internet programme Facebook. It is now the 7th most visited site by people of the UAE.

I wrote to Mark Zuckerberg, the 24 year old founder of Facebook with this letter:

Greetings Mark and congratulations on your creation of Facebook.

It has been for me a great way to reconnect with old friends and keep other friendships warm. From time to time on the newsfeed I get this information:

Here are some of the Largest Regional Networks on Facebook.
1 London

2 Toronto, ON
3 Australia
4 Vancouver, BC

It seems from these reports that you are only on about the size of a network.

Living in a smaller city as I do at the moment--Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates--it seems that a network can serve a greater purpose where the population is small and remote from the big centres like Dubai.

I know there must be lots of work that goes in to create a network but I am making a plug and a plea for you to consider supporting those who will be potentially part of a smaller yet none the less significant network.

Please pass this on to the person who oversees Network development and thanks again for what you are doing.

Geoff Pound

No reply as yet but I will keep you posted.

If you are from Fujairah and on Facebook it might be a good idea to write to Mark or the FB Network Coordinator and make a bid for smaller networks.

Geoff Pound

Image: Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook.


redstar said...

Why not start your own network on Facebook?

Geoff Pound said...

I understand that FB must create it. You can suggest it in a formal application and I have done this a couple of times.

If you can create it let me know.