Update: Facebook finally puts Liverpool on the map

Facebook has bowed to public pressure and finally recognised the city of Liverpool.

Update: Facebook finally puts Liverpool on the map

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.

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