5 ideas to use social media for good
- Build an online network of similar organizations and people. The biggest contribution that you have is your voice, your ability to speak up and speak out. Find others who care about what you do. When you do you are on your way to creating your personal learning network.
- Use Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness and broaden your audience.
On Twitter share what inspires you and get conversations going. Twitter is also a great source of information. For example, when there is a big event i.e. a natural disaster, Twitter is a great place to learn about it. Look at the trending topics or type the topic in search with a hashtag i.e. #earthquake.
On Facebook, you can share what you care about by simply sharing your thoughts and ideas in moving ways with words and pictures that others can comment on. You can also show what you care about by “liking” pages that represent your passions.
When you post on social media you are publishing to the world. Whether you realize it or not you are sharing publicly. Before you post keep this rule of thumb in mind: If you wouldn’t say it in front of your teacher, your grandmother, or the president, don’t say it on social media. You should also consider, if a future employer, college recruiter, or marriage partner were to see this, would they still be interested in me?
You’ve got the power to do You’ve got the power to do incredible things online.
You create the digital world we play in.
How you use that power—that’s up to you.
Take the pledge and share how you will use your power for good at A Platform for Good by visiting this link. There you can see some great ways other young people have also used the power of online tools as a platform for good to change lives and change the world for the better.