7 Billion Actions: Ways to Engage through Social Media


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The world’s population will top 7 billion people on October 31st, 2011. 7 Billion Actions is -- a global movement for all humanity -- is collecting stories of individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities – and globally. Stories that can inspire other to take action! Join a global movement for all humanity.

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7 Billion Actions: Ways to Engage through Social Media

  1. 1. 7 Billion Actionswww.7billionactions.org<br />A Global Movement for All Humanity<br />Ways To Engage Through Social Media<br />
  2. 2. On 31 October 2011<br />The World’s Population Will Reach 7,000,000,000<br />
  3. 3. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is leading an innovative campaign —7 Billion Actions—to build awareness around the opportunities and challenges of a world of seven billion people.<br />
  4. 4. How it all started…<br />
  5. 5. New Media Boot Camp at Columbia UniversityWe invited 40 new media pioneers to a two-day brainstorm They came up with a creative and engaging campaign concept<br />Check out the video here: <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ1GGvycvbM&feature=player_embedded<br />
  6. 6. Meet the boot camp pioneers from…<br />…UNFPA, Wikipedia, Facebook, Foursquare, SAP, Columbia University, IBM, Shakira Foundation, Webgrrls, Idealist, the World Bank, National Geographic, UN Global Pulse, BlogTalkRadio & other organizations…<br />
  7. 7. That’s how the movement was born<br />7 Billion Actions - A Global Movement for All Humanity<br />Everyone has an opportunity and a responsibility to make a world of 7 billiona better place for all of us. <br />We are collecting stories of individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities – and globally. <br />We are looking for stories from these 7 key areas: <br />Poverty and inequality;<br />Women and girls empowerment;<br />Reproductive health and rights;<br />Young people;<br />Ageing population;<br />Environment;<br />Urbanization.<br />Stories that can inspire other to take action! <br />
  8. 8. 7 Billion Actions<br />Join the movement!<br />Here’s how…<br />
  9. 9. Like 7 Billion Actions on Facebookwww.facebook.com/7billionactions<br />
  10. 10. Share your story via Facebookwww.facebook.com/7billionactions(This page is available in 20 languages – more to come)<br />We are collecting stories of individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities – and globally.<br />
  11. 11. Follow @7BillionActions on Twitter & share story via #7billionwww.twitter.com/7billionanactions<br />
  12. 12. Share your story through musicCreate your own version and lyrics of the song “United” www.7billionactions.org/music<br />
  13. 13. Share your story!Share your story through filmJoin the short film competition “One in 7 Billion”www.7billionactions.org/film<br />
  14. 14. Listen to our Podcast “7 Billion” We have partnered with BlogTalkRadioThe worlds largest social radio networkhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/7billionactions<br />
  15. 15. Follow our campaign blog 7 Billion ActionsRead about organizations & individuals for a better world& submit a storyhttp://7billionactions.tumblr.com<br />
  16. 16. Engage with young story-tellers on FacebookWrite comments under these images from India and Chinahttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.257747854269403.67053.196517287059127&type=3<br />Images by Adrian Fisk, iSpeakGlobal<br />
  17. 17. Read & re-blog the 7 Billion Actions series by Global Voices http://globalvoicesonline.org/-/special/7-billion-actions<br /><ul><li>Global Voices is a community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.
  18. 18. 7 Billion Actions and Global Voices has partnered on a series on blog-posts.
  19. 19. Bloggers for this series are based in Malawi, Egypt, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Brazil, and many more countries. Between them, they speak more than a dozen languages.
  20. 20. Blogs will be translated into the five UN languages as well as several local languages. </li></li></ul><li>Feel free to edit the 7 Billion Actions Wikipedia Pagehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_Billion_Actions<br />
  21. 21. Check out our crowd sourced logo<br /><ul><li>Crowdspring is a community of 101,336 designers and writers.
  22. 22. The 7 Billion Actions logo was crowdsourced.
  23. 23. The winning logo design is now the official campaign logo
  24. 24. 7 Billion Actions has received 1258 design concepts from 169 designers</li></li></ul><li>Soon, you will also be able to check in to a World at 7 Billion Thanks to our friends at Foursquare (stay tuned!)<br />
  25. 25. 7 Billion Actions BloggersOur events are open to bloggersSend email to Ida Jeng Christensen, ichristensen@unfpato register<br />
  26. 26. We also blog about a world at 7 billion(an example from the Huffington Post)<br />