29 Aug 08
Currently standing in the middle of thousands of young persons at the lake of Zurich enjoying the friday evening with Johannes and his colleague. Today was my last day at GetYourGuide so Johannes and I had to go out to party a bit after a long day with little sleep.
Actually we’re experiencing web 2.0 globalization: a common event in Spain organized by young people found its way to Switzerland through facebook.
the text above is really unique and cool, as Philipe wrote it on his iPhone, while having a beer in the other hand. As said above, it was extremely remarkable to see what social communities can do. Obviously many people will complain about this Facebook event and for sure there will be another “young people are much worse than 25 years ago” debate. However, to me it is more of a sign that people are actually eager to come together and celebrate, which is in itself a very positive purpose. Seeing the crowd dancing and having fun, I really couldn’t understand why so many respected officials called the attending people “brain sickos” (hahaha!). But I guess it is always fantastic, if you can complain about something in order to not have to deal with your own boring life.
In any case, we had lots of fun (and some beers) and got to talk to a bunch of different people. I would be ready for another Botellon next weekend and am definitely looking forward to see more community organized meetings in the future. Prost!
This one is for Esther: