Web Review: Facebook to solve your desperate needs
If you are desperately seeking for something and don't know where to look, you now have a place to begin with!
With the widespread use of internet, search engines such as Google have become an inherent part of our daily life as we depend on them to look for information we often seek desperately. However, even search engines sometimes fail to come up with satisfactory findings in response to our queries. This is because there are aspects which are often local only and are not known outside a certain boundary.
The Facebook group, Desperately Seeking- Dhaka, is an interesting initiative by social media activists to engage a vast number of Facebook users under one banner to share their problems, queries and needs, and there is always someone with an answer to them, no matter how queer your needs are and how difficult the solution is!
One can post about almost anything in this group. If you are looking for some information you may inquire about it here. If you have lost something you may make a post to look for help or suggestions about what can be done. If you have found something that belongs to someone else, you may post to look for the owner. I have come across an instance when one of my friends found
If you plan to buy a gadget and would like to know about its performance from the people already using it, the group may come quite handy to you. Here you will have a multitude of users who will willingly give their opinions on whether to go for the gadget or not. The group is also helpful if you are looking for information on living accommodations, places to go for food and hang out, places to go to buy something in particular, etc.
However, the initiative is a non-profit venture and discourages making posts on buying and selling, advertisements, and also prohibits the members from making posts on political and religious issues. Thus it creates friendly environment among the members of the group to share their problems and politely ask for solutions from others.
It is evident that the initiative showed us an effective way of engaging the web users to contribute for something constructive by creating a community where anyone can ask help, unite and empower.