Life Without Wheels: Chronicle of a Car-Free Lifestyle
Okay, I'll make this quick. Over the past couple of weeks, an anti-cyclist Facebook page has been passed around the internet via Twitter, forums, blogs, etc. to try and get as many people as possible to report it and have it taken down. According to Streetsblog, this is Facebook's response:

"We take our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities very seriously and react quickly to remove reported content that violates our policies. Specifically, we're sensitive to content that includes hate speech and/or actionable threats of violence. The goal of these policies is to strike a very delicate balance between giving Facebook users the freedom to express their opinions and beliefs, even controversial ones, and maintaining a safe and trusted environment.

We've reviewed this group and determined that it doesn't violate our policies.  We encourage users to report anything they feel does violate these policies using the report links located throughout the site. Thanks."

Many people have joined HELP REMOVE this HATE GROUP against cyclists! in protest. Here's my solution: IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM, JOIN 'EM!

Let's all join the anti-cyclist Facebook page and FLOOD it with positive cycling stories and stories about those who have been prosecuted and convicted of crimes against cyclists. @Area45, @jeremy211, @jonthelam, @dudeonabike, etc., all have plenty of positive stories on their blogs that we can flood this vindictive little Facebook page with. If anything, positive stories of interactions with cyclists and motorists will show these people that we're human and that we don't all have chips on our shoulders (not that they don't!), and, hopefully, we can start educating each other, bring awareness to the streets, and promote safe cycling and driving. 

Who's with me? I'll log on when I get off from work tonight and start the revolution!



01/08/2010 13:43

F*ck those trolls. I'd rather be riding ;).


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