If it ‘takes a village’ to raise a child, it takes a network to cultivate a service program.
Twitter is an incredible tool for networking and nourishing our understanding of the concerns of our global village. Twitter allows us to join movements, to use our tools for awareness and change. Twitter allows us to connect and expand, like this example courtesy of Blog Action Day:
Twitter also allows us to follow along with Malala Yousafzai’s continued journey in real time:
— Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) September 7, 2016
Hashtags are becoming part of our social activism toolkit:
The other thing I will add is that Twitter specifically has been interesting because we’re able to get feedback and responses in real time. If we think about this as community building, and we think of community building as a manifestation of love, and we think about love being about accountability, and accountability about justice, what’s interesting is that Twitter has kept us honest. There’s a democracy of feedback. I’ve had really robust conversations with people who aren’t physically in the space, but who have such great ideas. And that’s proven to be invaluable. (read full text here) ‘Hashtag Activism Isn’t a Cop-Out’ by NOAH BERLATSKY
New to twitter and interested in following others passionate about service learning?
Which hashtags should you start following?
Read more on tags that have brought about awareness and change here.
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