I know that this doesnât strictly have anything to do with tech â except for the social media presence â but trust me, youâll want to know more about this.
While scrolling through Twitter, on the prowl for stories on EU tech regulations (Iâm the fun guy at the office), I came across the profile of none other than Europeâs only real-life superhero: Captain Europe.
Donning a renaissance style garb â gold-and-blue hat and mask along with a cape made of the European flag â Captain Europe goes around the continent spreading his message of unity and the European partnership.
On his Facebook page, he styles himself as Europeâs only real-life superhero whoâs âcommitted to Truth, Justice and Progress in Europe.â And under his personal interests, the Captain reveals his ultimate goal:
âMany people seem to think the EU is dull and boring. I am doing my best to make it shiny and interesting.â
Unlike his American counterpart, Captain Europe doesnât resort to violence to get his ideology across. Instead he spreads his message by showing up at conferences, doing virtual tours of UN buildings, attending galas, and sharing important stories on social media.
â EU at UN in Geneva (@EU_UNGeneva) October 9, 2017
Captain Europe isnât just some crazy guy running around in a cape. He currently has around 2,000 followers on Twitter and over 2,600 on Facebook. Itâs not that big, but heâs definitely starting to make an impact online as well as at EU related events.
After a bit of investigative work, I finally managed to track down the real-life superhero and ask him a few questions, but first, you have to know that thereâs so much more to this story.
The origin story
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