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This presentation "Using Social Media for Advocacy and Social Change" was delivered at a Youth Conference in November 2010.

This presentation "Using Social Media for Advocacy and Social Change" was delivered at a Youth Conference in November 2010.


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  • 1. Using Social Media for Advocacy and Social Change So many people How can I use blogging? Corve DaCosta www.corvedacosta.com November 2010
  • 2. What is Social Media? Forms of media that allow users to interact with each other. It’s highly accessible and enables user-made content.
  • 3. Yesterday…
  • 4. Today...
  • 5. Today... According to http://en.wordpress.com/stats/  There are 15.1 million blogs hosted on WordPress.com as of November 2010.  According to Quantcast, over 260 million people worldwide visit one or more WordPress.com blogs every month, and they view over 2.3 billion pages on those blogs each month.  WordPress.com users publish about 500,000 new posts on an average day (and their readers leave 400,000 new comments every day).
  • 6. What is a blog?  A blog (a contraction of the term "web log") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Source: Wikipedia
  • 7. Guidelines for a Successful Blog  Build content  Engage readers  Write well
  • 8. Guidelines for a Successful Blog  Remain current  Maximize on social media  Be ‘buzz-worthy’
  • 9.  Presentation  Time & Frequency
  • 10. Case Study: Change.org
  • 11. Blog Action Day 2010
  • 12. Blog Action Day 2010
  • 13. Blog Action Day 2010: Jamaipanese http://www.jamaipanese.com/
  • 14. Case Study: Jamaican LGBTQ Blog http://glbtqja.wordpress.com/
  • 15. Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • 16. Success Story
  • 17. Newspaper Cartoon
  • 18. Tavi Gevinson http://www.thestylerookie.com/
  • 19. Blog Platforms
  • 20. Leave a comment…
  • 21. Activity  Youth impacting society
  • 22. Contact Information Corve DaCosta http://corvedacosta.com Twitter: @corvedacosta 876.890.4825