Somali Olympic Team Gains the World’s Support on Facebook

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August 5, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!




Most attention the east African nation of Somalia gets from outsiders is for the dire situation of its citizens, who have been ravaged by famine and civil war.

Thanks to Facebook, the country’s two Olympic athletes are gaining supporters from across the globe and bringing hope to the country in need. Fans from around the world are giving the Somali team virtual cheers, in the form of Facebook likes and shares, on the page I AM A STAR for Somalia. People from more than 80 countries, from Peru to Turkey, have liked the page so far.

So far, the page has received more than 27,000 likes and individual posts have received hundreds more. The American Refugee Committee, who is spearheadin…
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More About: Facebook, Social Good, Sports, olympics, olympics 2012, somalia, trending

via Mashable http://mashable.com/2012/08/05/somalia-olympic-facebook/

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