Here’s a commendable example of Facebook crowdsoucing. The Seattle Children’s hospital – as part of their creative arts program for children with cancer initiative – sourced their Facebook fans’ favourite photos of cats in a grand effort to cheer up a 16-year-old patient in isolation due to a compromised immune system.
The project is aptly called the ‘Cat Immersion Project.’
The hospital’s Facebook fans posted more than 3,000 cat photos along with comments and messages that staff then compiled into a video projection accompanied by a purr soundtrack. They then created a tent of sheets around the teen and projected the cat images onto the cloth – in essence they created a virtual cat cocoon.
Normally cats aren’t permitted in the hospital, but this unique social media workaround brought thousands of kitties to comfort a girl in need.