“ Even if we can prove that Facebook played a role in Haren we shouldn’t do that. We are the technology and we are responsible ”
Why the Facebook riot should not be called the Facebook riot: Danny Mekić at TEDxRoermond
On the 21st of September 2012 a Facebook invitation resulted in a riot in Haren, a little village in Groningen the Netherlands. This so called Facebook Riot was named Project X Haren, after the movie. The 24-year-old Danny Mekic, in 2012 named the most successful young entrepreneur in the Netherlands, advocates that Facebook is not responsible for the disastrous result of events. It is the actions of involved stakeholders, including the media, that resulted in the big trouble we know from the news flashes.
Last year the 24-year-old Danny Mekić was named the most successful young entrepreneur in the Netherlands. Besides running his first company, which he founded when he was 15 years old, he is active as a lecturer in several colleges and universities, but he is also a mediator, new business and new media consultant, investor, lawyer, opinion maker and panelist at the Radio 1 economists panel.
De 24-jarige Danny Mekić is afgelopen jaar uitgeroepen tot meest succesvolle jonge ondernemer van Nederland. Naast het runnen van zijn eerste bedrijf, dat hij op 15-jarige leeftijd oprichtte, is hij actief als docent in het HBO en WO, mediator, new business en new media consultant, investeerder, jurist, opiniemaker en panellid in het Radio 1 economenpanel.