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    Blogging Social Networking Blogging Social Networking Presentation Transcript

    • The Power of the IntertubesHow Social Media Builds Activist Networks
      “Radical” Russ Belville
      NORML Outreach Coordinator
      NORML National Conference 2011
    • NORML SHOW LIVE & NORML Network
      http://live.norml.org
    • VIRTUAL Relationships lead to ACTUAL Relationships
      “Never doubt that a small, dedicated group of people can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
      Margaret Mead - Anthropologist
    • Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
      3
      OracleofBacon.org
    • From NORML SHOW LIVE Chatroomto NORML National Conference 2010/2011
      AdamHand
      Adevarat
      BngwtrBecki
      Buz1
      CannabisCureUK
      DamonAlexander
      DreadSmokesWeed
      Dustruction
      GraayWolf
      JenAlexander
      JohnDoeRadio
      KayLea
      LAngel1
      Mr. Spof
      Stereotype
      StonedKidney
      ThaiStik
      TrixterPhillips
      VaporKing
      YellowJuanaCake
    • Personal Relationships Build Institutional Respect
      “The most important thing you can cultivate in NORML is the attitude of gratitude.”
      Madeline Martinez – NORML Board of Directors
    • From NORML SHOW LIVE toMaterial Support for Reform Messaging
      $1,600 in listener donations for El Jefe Hot Wings contest and other pledge drives
      LivelyLibra – Emergency meant couldn’t attend conference; donated registration for licensing
      NorCalKid – Volunteer assistance at Prop 19 election night coverage & Spring Gathering
      DamonAlexander – Donated “The Mothership”
      RoLLaJaY – Donated every bit of audio and recording gear that’s streaming and recording this conference online NOW
    • You can podcast on NORML Network
      Start small – a laptop and a headset mic are fine for beginners – record short local news info
      Audacity is free open-source recording software
      Skype can be used for recording interviews
      Expand to small mixers – adding recorded elements – structured segments
      Record to MP3, free software to upload to The NORML Network
    • Virtual Anonymity allows more honest dialogue
      “Son, you can fool all on the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time… and that’s damn good odds!”
      John Byron Belville – My Father
    • The “My Neighbor Hates Pot” Paradox
      Similar polls from Minnesota and Texas
      “Do you support medical marijuana / decrim?”
      “Do you think your neighbor supports medical marijuana / decrim?”
      We’ve been convinced our issue is less popular than it actually is!
    • 70’s Peak
      Reagan Era Low
      W. Bush
      Nixon Era Beginnings
      Internet Era
    • Thank you for your attention!Enjoy the NORML ConferenceThe Big Book of Facts Coming Soon
      Live.NORML.org Weekdays LIVE at 1pm Pacific
      “Radical” Russ Belville
      Twitter: @RadicalRuss
      Email: Russ@NORML.org
      Blog: Stash.NORML.org