I had the opportunity last week at Netroots Nation in Atlanta to get together with a bunch of amazing colleagues from Hustle, Mobile Commons, Color of Change, Working America, United We Dream and Everytown for Gun Safety to talk about my FAVORITE topic: Mobile Advocacy. The panel was called “Time to Mobile-ize! Mobile Tools for Digital and On-the-Ground Action.” The goal of the panel was to explain how mobile (SMS) outreach is truly accessible to organizations and campaigns, why it should be used, and how it could be integrated into their overall campaign strategies.
This past Friday I was fortunate enough to have a conversation (and virtual tour) via Skype with POPVOX‘s Marketing Director Rachna Choudry, who along with co-founderÂ Marci Harris, was recently highlighted in Fast Company’s – 25 Woman-Run Startups to Watch.Â POPVOX is the newest eAdvocacy and civic engagement Â platform, which is currently being beta-tested and seeking investors. […]
Sometimes when you are entrenched or involved in something you can think its bigger than it is, but this is not the case with social media as whole. Social media has changed the dynamic of how our society interacts, receives and transfers information. This YouTube video does an extremely good job of using statistics to […]
Obviously, todayâ€™s politicians see the Twitterverse as an asset, but there is still a disconnect in how it should be used. More than 70 members of Congress, including almost twenty sitting U.S. Senators, tweet. Candidates for public office, whether gunning for a position on the school board, state representative, or U.S. Senator use Twitter in a variety of ways – some more effective than others.
It all began with a tweet from a college friend – and so began our Twitter discussion on the role politicians should play within the greater Twitterverse, and how they may view their own roles as part of the greater community. Politicians are just like other tweeters, are they not? They use Twitter to share […]
It all began with a tweet from a college friend: â€œShould Politicians follow all of their own followers? What do you think? Should mutual following be a priority for politicians on #twitter?â€ To which I responded simply â€“ â€œNoâ€ and in my limited 140 characters explained that it isn’t beneficial for any person, let alone […]