Can any good come from Facebook (other than the fun quizzes)? Apparently, yes.
Kiwi students use Facebook to organise earthquake clean up
From AFP and YahooNews
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) – Hundreds of enterprising New Zealand students have turned to Facebook to organise themselves into relief squads helping residents in the earthquake-hit city of Christchurch.
Canterbury University Law student Sam Johnson hit on the idea after learning that lessons had been cancelled for a week after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand's second largest city on Saturday.
"On Saturday night I saw all these Facebook groups like 'I survived the quake, lets party' and 'buy a T-shirt, Christchurch quake 2010' had sprung up," the 21-year-old told AFP.
"I thought 'come on guys, surely we can do something more positive than that and do something positive for the community'."
Johnson set up the group "student volunteer base for earthquake clean up", calling on his peers to get out and help clear the debris littering Christchurch after New Zealand's most destructive quake in almost 80 years.