Volunteer Blog Movement An action of The Volunteers in Action Institute for the Global Youth Service Day
What is this? Interested people form an Action Group Plan and perforn an action that contributes to the solution of the problem. Identify a necessity in the community The Global Youth Service Day The Global Youth Service Day has been celebrated since the year 2000 in more than 120 countries.
The Volunteers in Action Institute imagined the action of the Global Day celebrated in other ways: In the ON-LINE World With actions aimed at fighting digital illiteracy.
Button of the Movement: The action of digital inclusion was called: VOLUNTEER BLOG MOVEMENT
The button , added by affiliated blogs, announced the VOLUNTEER BLOG MOVEMENT and invited users to become familiar with the site hosting the event http://www.blogvoluntario.org.br/
<ul><li>Participating blogs set aside one or more posts that taught people, with little or no computer skills, basic computer operations. </li></ul>April 25 th , 26 th , 27 th
Posts’ Topics: <ul><li>How to open a folder in a computer; </li></ul><ul><li>How to archive a document; </li></ul><ul><li>How to search for Web sites; </li></ul><ul><li>How to use Windows’ programs; </li></ul><ul><li>How to use Web tools and etc. </li></ul>
The FIRST broad-ranged ACTION in ON-LINE VOLUNTEERING IN BRAZIL was initiated.
The Volunteer Blog Movement was a success, see the statistics: 470 subscribers 661 posts in Technorati 425 posts in Google Blog Search 63,305 RSS readers (approximate number) 124 followers in Twitter
DATA from 14/04/2008 to 05/06/2008: http://www.blogvoluntario.org.br/ Visitors Rate of rejection Page Displays Pages/visits Average time on site % new visits Site’s use
The visits to the site had a better percentage in Direct Traffic and sites of reference. The issue aroused the interest of thousands of people from different cities SEE: All sources of traffic sent a total of 8926 visits Direct Traffic Sites of Reference Search Engines Search Engines 259 (2.90%) Direct Traffic 1,529 (17.13%) Sites of Reference 7,138 (79,97%) * Tabelas nos próximos slides?
Participation of the blogosphere in the Volunteer Blog Movement , in addition to surpassing the expectations of The Volunteers in Action Institute , brought together the largest number of posts already seen on the digital inclusion cause. How many thousands, if not millions of new Internet users were aided by volunteer blogs?
The Volunteers in Action Institute thanks all the blogs that voluntarily participated and contributed to the Global Youth Service Day. We contributed to the formation of several stars!
The Volunteers in Action Institute – VAI – also thanks our partners and Ueba BlogBlogs who helped promote the site, and Knowtec for the development of the site and the active strategies in social media. See you soon!