I once wrote a post about activity, passivity and prayer in Twitter trends. It’s an ineffective social media phenomenon that is annoyingly still in use, which allows the people who do it to try and sound as though they’re actually committed to doing something actively about the situation, instead of remaining passive and moaning about it.
There are of course situations that John Q Public can do nothing about, such as when a health crisis strikes unexpectedly.
Today, I found another one that is trending worldwide: #prayforMuamba, which refers to an English footballer, Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed on the field during a game.
Frantic religious tweets are coming like popcorn: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23PrayForMuamba
Hospitals tend to be more effective, but like Russian pairs skater Sergei Grinkov, it may be too late for Muamba, who I assume as an athlete was in the prime of health until this incident.