How to solve international conflicts using Facebook

11 08 2008

I got a message the other day from a Swedish friend alerting me to the great Scandinavian Facebook race. Apparently Sweden is taking on Norway and Denmark in a race to become the first Scandi country to get 500,000 Facebook members to join its group.

I didn’t need too much encouragement to vote for Sweden as I am a complete Swediphile. After all how can you not love a country that gave you Ingmar Bergman, Jens Lekman, and Anders Limpar?

It did strike me though that Facebook might be a good way to resolve international relations. Instead of peppering villages with missiles or blowing up warships maybe countries could get together and solve territorial issues via Facebook popularity contests. Just a thought.

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