Monday, March 22, 2010
Blogger creates Anti-Mandatory Death Penalty Photo Project
By kirsten (http://kixes.blogspot.com)
Yesterday I started The Anti-Mandatory Death Penalty Photo Project, and was able to see the power of social media at work almost right away. One day later, the Facebook group has 154 members (with more joining every time I hit 'refresh'), and the photos are starting to trickle in.
Being a Facebook group, I first promoted the project by inviting all my friends, and posting the link on my profile (and urging others to do the same). I also promoted the group a little via Twitter, as well as this blog. TheOnlineCitizen also posted on their Facebook group, as well as their website. We didn't even have to leave our homes or workplaces to spread the word, such is the capability and power of social media.
I find it extremely heartening and encouraging to see social media working so well for a good cause. What a great time it is for discussion and the sharing of opinions! What a way to make a difference, to have our voices heard! It is nice to see people who support the same cause that I do, who are working towards the same ends that I am working towards, and know that if it weren't for social media we might have just been isolated individuals drowned out by the overwhelming white noise of the big wide world. But thanks to social media and the accessibility it provides, we are coming together, and our message is getting stronger or stronger.
So this is a big thank you to anyone who has joined the group, submitted a photo and/or helped to spread the word about The Anti-Mandatory Death Penalty Photo Project! Thank you for doing your part in raising awareness on this often-buried issue, and here's to change coming our way!
Putting social media to good use
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