I’m touched about the outpourings of support for Constance McMillen, the American teenager who wanted to take her girlfriend to her Prom, I really am.
But the fact that her cause has “over 400,000 fans” on facebook means squat. Perhaps the Guardian subs have a bet going that they can mention Facebook in every article?
Note to journalists…though I’m sure they know this and are just being lazy: becoming a fan of something on facebook is as casual a commitment as you can get. It makes going to church once a year at Christmas look like becoming a cloistered nun.
I mean, let’s face it, facebook groups with names like, “If 1 million join this group I’ll call my first born child Batman”, attract thousands of members. You almost have to go out of your way NOT to get people to join a facebook group.
Luckily, there are plenty of fanatical fans elsewhere on the internet. And they are awesome. Especially these ones.