Posted by: Just_in | November 15, 2009

Facebook Measuring Peace

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Facebook has joined Stanford University in promoting peace through innovation in technology. Peace Dot is the driver of Facebook’s initiative: it’s a community of organizations who strive for peace. They urge organizations to reproduce their domain name with “peace” in front of it… like “peace.facebook.com.”

On Facebook’s Peace.facebook.com site, they have organized friend requests between conflicting nations into a graph. It’s a nice way of displaying the neglected side of conflict- the people that put aside their nation’s political grudges to forge connections with like-minded people from the “opposing” culture/nation/religion. The graph show’s in particular, that 6,378 Israeli-Palestinian connections have been made.

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