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  • Social Media for Social Good By Alicia Rascon Latinitas Co-Founder
  • www.TeenLatinitas.com Digital magazine by, for & about young Latinas
  • www.MyLatinitas.com Digital magazine by, for & about young Latinas
  • Latinitas – nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth through media, art, culture & technology. We offer workshops & training to help girls build confidence and express themselves creatively through multimedia.
  • Use Social Media for Social Good With things like Blogs, Facebook & Twitter, you can be your own media platform & make a difference
  • Discover, Explore, Connect & Create
    • Discover: your passion
    • Explore: local & national resources
    • Connect: follow, join, like, link, friend
    • Create: your own social media content
  • Key Social Platforms
  • Blog About it & Submit Your Story
    • Create a blog about an issue that you care about
    • Write a blog post for a nonprofit group
    • Submit your story to websites
    • Add similar blogs to your blogroll
    • Embed videos you care about in your blog
    • Add links you care about to your blog
    • Add photos you care about to your blog
    • Resources: Blogger.com, Wordpress.com, Tumblr.com, Typepad.com, MoveableType.com, Posterous.com
  • Use Facebook
    • Post events & links in your status updates
    • Create Facebook events
    • Connect links on your profile
    • Like the group, like their comments
    • Join a cause, group or become a fan
    • Donate to a cause on facebook
    • Recruit your friends to join a cause or group
    • Write on their wall
  • Use Twitter
    • Post tweets about events and causes you care about
    • Micro-Blog on twitter
    • Retweet relevant tweets
    • Add links from similar groups
    • Tweet about relevant articles
  • Use Digital Story Telling
    • Make short videos or video slideshows
    • Include a call to action “Donate Now” or “Volunteer”
    • Links: http://www.squidoo.com/videotools http://www.squidoo.com/phototools#module13508935 http://www.squidoo.com/free-recording-software
    • Resources:
      • Slideshows: Animoto, slide.com, picnik, photoperfect, photoshop express
      • Video Editing: youtube, vimeo, imovie, movie maker, javacut, Stupeflix, videothang, pixorial, videospin, flixtime, videopad, flip, motionbox, openshot
      • Audio: Audacity
  • Photo Sharing
    • Tell a story through pictures
    • Submit photos
    • Join photo contests
    • Resources:
      • Flickr
      • Photobucket
      • Slide.com
      • Shutterfly.com
      • Snapfish
  • Help a Nonprofit as a Social Media Guru
    • Write blogs for them
    • Help update their facebook account
    • Manage their myspace account
    • Microblog for them on twitter
    • Take photos & post on their flickr page
    • Post their events, links & info on your personal networks
  • Become a Virtual Volunteer
    • Virtual volunteering means volunteer tasks completed, in whole or in part, via the Internet and a home or work computer.
    • Examples:
      • Publish a newsletter for a group
      • Translate a document
      • Become an e-mentor
      • Help manage a website
  • Find Volunteer Opportunities
    • Volunteermatch.org
    • Idealist.org
    • Volunteer Solutions
    • Volunteerelpaso.org (United Way)
  • Social Media Do-Gooders:
    • Examples:
      • www.PostSecret.com Blog
      • www.GetUrGoodOn.org Social Network
      • www.DreamActivist.org Blog/ Community
      • www.LoveYourFlawz.com Photo Essay/ Video
      • www.t-driver.com Website
      • www.stayteen.org Website
      • www.dosomething.org
      • www.genv.net
      • http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=120411627976674
  • Make the Connections
    • Embed videos on your site & Post on facebook & twitter
    • Add your photos to your site & post links to facebook
    • Link your facebook & twitter account for auto updates
    • Connect with Latinitas:
      • www.twitter.com/latinitas
      • www.facebook.com/#!/latinitasmagazine
      • http://youtube.com/latinitasmagazine
      • www.latinitasmagazine.org
      • www.mylatinitas.com
      • Latinitaselpaso [at] yahoo.com