Using social media for change

On October 15, 2008 a global conversation will take place. Thousands of bloggers around the world will make their own personal statement about poverty and begin the conversation about how we can change world poverty. We’ll talk about the problem and share inspiring ideas to help stop poverty around the globe as part of Blog Action Day.

You can help. If you’re a blogger, sign up to participate in the event. Spread the word about it and start thinking about the conversation you want to have with your readers. Register your blog for Blog Action Day so your efforts will be recorded along with all the rest of us to show how a global conversation like this can touch the hearts and minds of the world. Here’s a great example of using social media for good!

Looking for inspiration? Here are some links to get you started.
Our Day to End Poverty
End Poverty by 2015 contest
The World Bank’s PovertyNet
Making Poverty History

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A post over on Mashable just popped up about Charity Water. Go read it and then think about how you can start the ball rolling with your networks to raise funds.

Matthew Bibby

We used to go to protests and demonstrations, now we can use social media to spread the word and as a tool for change.

Great post Janet, off to check out Blog Action Day 08 now.

Another conversation to participate in World Mental Health day (Blue Day) on October 10th. See my post ( about raising awareness of anxiety and depression through Social Media.

Matthew Bibbys last blog post..delicious . . . wordle


Thanks Matthew, I’ll spread the word about Blue Day too, we’re all a little blue these days right? Blue Day


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