January 1, 2011.
World Youth Day 2011 has
built a strong following in social networks such as facebook, where
they have over 200,000 fans. Their profile has been translated into
20 languages, the most recent being Romanian and Hungarian.
The translated pages were
created by volunteers who administer the day to day updates to the
The out reach program has
also been popular on other websites such as Tuenti, a popular social
network in Spain.
On their fan pages, youth
from around the world are organizing events and groups to help
promote World Youth Day. They also post messages on the website
sharing their excitement for the pilgrimage to Spain in the summer of