I was reminded by TimeSpanner in New Zealand the reason I first joined FB. Like her, it was to support a cause, the first one being Save the Leas Lift. Success. The water powered lift in Folkestone England is saved. From the Beeb: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/8604318.stm My post at the time here.
Other groups I joined:
Taxis off Swanston Street (Melbourne). With only eight members, I don't think it was very influential. Having said that, taxis are going to be removed from Swanston Street, eventually. Yay.
Drain and Restore Lake Peddar. I recall when Lake Peddar in Tasmania was flooded in the seventies and I was very much against it. The lake was so beautiful. I confess to not investigating this group properly. 680 members.
Save Lonsdale House. It was not and is now demolished. Publicity and public protests could not save it, and nor could a concerted internet campaign. It was not just about Lonsdale House for me. It represented something we are rapidly losing, the character and history of our city.
Eddie Mcguire is ruining the 2010 Winter Olympics coverage. Oh dear, why did I join this? I think it may have been over homophobic comments by Eddie and others. It certainly stirred passion, with over 10,000 members. For mine, get rid of celeb commentators at sports broadcasts and use proper commentators who know what they are talking about. Eddie went right on talking through the rest of the WO, so I would call this one a fail.
Save the Windsor. Appalling of you people. Less than 1,000 members. Join up now. Even so, I think the awful building to be built behind the Windsor will not go ahead.
Save the Bacchus Marsh 'Avenue of Honour'. Good membership of over 4.500. I can't guess how this one will turn out. The organisers have emotion on their side, which may win the day.
All those against Regent Cinema in Brisbane being Knocked down! A mega 7,600 members. I will guess that it will be saved. I recall some pretty nasty protests when Bjelke Petersen allowed the demolition of the Bellevue Hotel and he can also be remembered for the demolition of Cloudland Ballroom. Evil and corrupt man. Don't let it happen again.