Digital Voices to Reconstruct Communities By Marlon Parker
<ul><li>What new media tools are available to civil society and which have proved to be the most effective? </li></ul><ul>...
1. Community
2. Voices
3. What is in you hand?
<ul><li>“ My cell-phone  is my tool for change and my ticket to the rest of the world” </li></ul><ul><li>Rae Goedeman,  </...
<ul><li>“ Using my mobile I can change the world one instant message at a time and leave positive footprints in my communi...
4. Digital Voices Bucket
 
5. Reconstructing Communities
Social Media for Social Change www.thereconstructed.com   www.mom2zero.com
What the Community did in 12 months <ul><li>1600+ Blog Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement from every continent </li></ul><...
Who listened?
 
<ul><li>“ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for...
Thank You www.marlonparker.co.za [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138  +2721 637 4037  +277...
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  1. 1. Digital Voices to Reconstruct Communities By Marlon Parker
  2. 2. <ul><li>What new media tools are available to civil society and which have proved to be the most effective? </li></ul><ul><li>Is civil society using these tools to ensure mainstream media takeup of these issues? </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. Community
  4. 4. 2. Voices
  5. 5. 3. What is in you hand?
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ My cell-phone  is my tool for change and my ticket to the rest of the world” </li></ul><ul><li>Rae Goedeman, </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployed Single Mother </li></ul><ul><li>Cape Flats </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Using my mobile I can change the world one instant message at a time and leave positive footprints in my community” </li></ul><ul><li>Brent Williams, </li></ul><ul><li>Ex-drug dealer and ex-gang member, Cape Flats </li></ul>
  8. 8. 4. Digital Voices Bucket
  9. 10. 5. Reconstructing Communities
  10. 11. Social Media for Social Change www.thereconstructed.com www.mom2zero.com
  11. 12. What the Community did in 12 months <ul><li>1600+ Blog Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement from every continent </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>25,000+ Connections </li></ul><ul><li>50,000+ “Tweets” </li></ul>
  12. 13. Who listened?
  13. 15. <ul><li>“ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul>
  14. 16. Thank You www.marlonparker.co.za [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138 +2721 637 4037 +2776 403 4920
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