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Hoot, Hoot…Tweet, Tweet…
I attended the 140 Character Conference in Boston making a few stops across the country teaching, tweeting and teaming up people who have embrace social media. People are using the 140 characters of Twitter, and other new media platforms to improve the exposure of their business or cause, share an experience, and make new connections.
I had the opportunity to mix and mingle with a few familiar friends and new characters face-to-face, while others tweeted back and forth their insights. Today, the New Twitter hatched with a new interface that incorporates the opportunity to share video and photos. They also collaborated with partners including DailyBooth, deviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube. Say that 10 times fast! The new Twitter will also include information about the author and provide a page that’s much easier to navigate. This will improving the level of engagement and hopefully the adopters of this technology tool. From delivering news to people about what’s going on in the world, or influencing someone else with one tweet at a time.
We the People, For the People
The People Have Spoken
Could this new Twitter launch turn out to be a new form of Facebook, my iGoogle page, or transform altogether social media and make it a community search engine as a place for the people, by the people?
Don’t be shy, say HI! In this new social media revolution, everyone has a voice. Use it! Whether you were once in prison for 27 years and decide to do some good to create Youthturns.org that helps families of prisoners to get back on their feet and find the support with positive influences. Or, if you’re Erik Proulx, who after being laid-off multiple times by ad agencies, decided to pool together people using his contacts and Twitter to interview others that had lost their jobs to discover how to make profit in his new documentary LemonadeMovie.com. These are just two examples of people who have turned around their lives one tweet at a time to make a change, help others, and advise the crowd at the conference that 140 characters is the start to make 140 steps towards a new direction.
Steps To Be A Social Changemaker
- Create a goal and go after it
- Follow, listen, share what others have said and take a stand
- Connect with people next door and far away
- Always make media
- Engage your community
- Ask others for help
- Create a grassroots effort around a cause
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