Here’s a new monthly Twitter-based conversation about how social media is helping to create change: #4Change. You can see it via the hashtag #4Change. (See our glossary for info about hashtags.) I’ll be chatting this Thursday for the June #$Change chat and hope you’ll join me!
- Date: Thursday, June 11
- Where: Twitter (search for #4Change)
- When: 5 – 7 pm US Eastern Time
- Topic: How can challenges/competitions be used to discover, support, and accelerate social change projects and solutions?
Why are we doing this and why would you want to join? Great questions:
Social media is becoming a key driver of social change, allowing for the dissemination of new ideas, the formation of new communities and coalitions and the realization of new efficiencies and reach by existing social change groups. Throughout the world activists, organizers and non-profit professionals are exploring how best to use these tools, and sharing the results using the tools themselves. However these conversations are less international and therefore less effective than they could be.
We have so much to learn from each other. From new forms of political campaigning in the United States, experiments in e-government and civic participation in England, from the fight against internet censorship in Australia and New Zealand and from start-ups in Canada and France. And beyond.
We need a platform for lightweight, easily-organized and openly accessible conversations involving people from numerous countries. Twitter, I believe, provides us with such a platform. –#4Change