Facebookumentario: Italy's history as told by Facebook users
Taking a step further Facebooks's Timeline functions, "Facebookumentario" is a tool to improve the collective memory of recent events in Italy. As an example, a collection of videos, audio and text files, and map visualizations is providing an accurate reconstruction of a tragic bomb blast that took place in Brescia on 28 May 1974 at an anti-fascism rally, leaving eight peole dead and more than hundred injured.
After 36 years of investigations and trials (in 2011 a jury ruled a 'no guilty' verdict), this historical memory is fading away and thus keeping it alive becomes a matter of respect for the attack victims and a civic duty for the entire country. The reconstruction of that tragic day is now taking a new life thanks to a creative use of Facebook's Timeline.
"Facebookumentario" is a tool to share specific memories and also to enable a collaborative process aimed at creating a new perspective based on both personal and collective accounts.
(by Isacco Chiaf)