Update: Facebook finally puts Liverpool on the map
Facebook has bowed to public pressure and finally recognised the city of Liverpool.
Thousands of disgruntled Liverpudlians threatened to abandon Facebook because the site refused to create a Liverpool network.
Facebook had suggested the displaced Liverpudlians choose Manchester as their hometown instead – a suggestion that met with a predictably prickly response on Merseyside.
A group called “Petition to Facebook to create a Liverpool Network” was started last year, which quickly attracted 31,580 members.
A hardcore bunch of those protesters then formed a new group called “Liverpool Network Ultimatum”. The 2,816 members pledged to commit profile suicide and abandon the networking site altogether on 2 April, unless a Liverpool network was created.
The pressure appears to have paid off with Liverpool finally granted its own Facebook network this morning (thanks to forum member greatkingrat_666 for the tip-off).
“Get in. What a joke – how long this has taken though? I love Liverpool!” was the euphoric reaction of one early member. We’re tempted to tell him to calm do… Maybe not.