As the volcano eruption in Iceland continues to spew out ash, disrupting more and more flights across Europe we hear news of an endeavour by one Facebook user using his initiative for the common good.
It seems that Tod Brilliant, a Facebook user who at present is stranded in France because of the volcanic ash cloud grounding flights, has used his time productively to set up a Facebook page called When Volcanoes Erupt: A Survival Guide for Stranded Travelers, devoted to travellers facing disruption all over the world.
According to Gather.com who bring us this fascinating story the page reads, “Hundreds of thousands of us are stranded. Let’s come together, swap stories, keep our spirits up, and offer advice for coping with our situations”. Now that’s what I call enterprising.
Social media certainly appears more and more to come into its own in cases such as this, enabling people to pass information and assistance to each other at great speed. For the full story go to gather.com. In the meantime maybe you’re a marooned passenger yourself? Let us know your story if you’ve been left high and dry.
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