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Humanizing Social Change: Focusing More on Social, Less on Media

June 21, 2016 by


Change, as you know, is everywhere. It keeps things interesting for change makers, but it can be exhausting. No wonder global coffee sales are a whopping $81B. In past weeks, you may have noticed some introspection among #smchat moderators, as we’ve worked to understand the shifting sands of socialmedia, Twitter, and Twitter chats .. including […]

Politics in 140c: The Shifting Tide of Social Influence

April 26, 2016 by


Birds of a feather flock together, it’s true. Unless they decide their flock is taking them in the wrong direction. How’s a bird in this day and age to decide? Our 3-part monthly #socialchange series on Politics enters the Twitter stream just at the U.S. presidential race is heating up. The debates have been going […]

Musings on AI

March 31, 2016 by


Indeed, the possibilities and probabilities seem limitless. But what does the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) really mean for the everyday human? AI’s growing presence and staggering implications have been building momentum for a while now. In fact, one would not immediately realize this, but AI has been evolving since the 1950’s (see timeline infographic below – courtesy […]

Healthy Choices: Can Social Media fuel your Wellness Agenda?

March 22, 2016 by


Last month at #smchat #socialchange [link] we delved into emerging space of #ehealth. It was about how online-based medical services might find their way into your healthcare. Does your wellness agenda stand a better chance? On the surface, it’s an obvious “yes”. Wellness is far more a discussion of ideas and tips and metrics and […]

Social Change and e-Health: How Far Can Web-based Medicine Take Us?

February 23, 2016 by


Healthcare choices are not immune to startling innovtaions in online service delivery. How far can web-based medical options take us?

Close to Home: Are Local Communities the Ultimate Proving Ground for Social Change?

September 22, 2015 by


CHARLOTTE, NC.  As resources focused on #socialchange build gradually in various corners of the internet (see TED on Social Change, as a sample), we’re continuing to look for case studies that can illustrate how social media might play a role, connecting stakeholders when and where they are most needed. Who will tell their story? How will […]

The Search is On: Will our Social Change Case Studies go Social?

August 25, 2015 by


CHARLOTTE, NC. Last month, we continued to build energy on our Case Study initiative by taking nominations. We’ve been talking in fairly broad strokes over the last 2 years, and many of us are thinking it’s high time we created focus on the details. What are some specific examples of #socialchange? Who will be willing […]

Social Change: A Call for Case Studies

July 21, 2015 by


Last time at #smchat #socialchange we talked about the value of some good working case studies, to see how some of our ideas about social change might apply in practice. Is that a step we are ready to take? After all, we’ve talked for months about factors that make social change possible. Let’s recap with […]

Social Change: Tipping Points and the Psychology of Engagement

June 23, 2015 by


I’m not a psychologist, but I’m a student of why people do what they do. I’m especially intrigued by the dynamics of engagement. When causes two people to connect? What allows group energy to transform a team into a crowd? What are the tipping points of social change? In the social change space, this is […]