Browsing All posts tagged under »social change«

Finding a Voice: An Early Step in your Digital Content Journey

September 27, 2016 by

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Conversation requires a voice.  Have you thought about how you come across in the digital marketplace of ideas? At our #contentseries launch last month, we said creating digital content in the web-infused 21st century can be daunting, though connecting and publishing are easier than ever. The send button literally cries out to be used. But what […]

The Future of Online Chat: LIVE at the #smchat 7-yr Gala WEDS 5/25 1pET

May 24, 2016 by

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Happy Anniversary, my friends. Much has changed since May 2009 when the first #smchat tweet posted. Some will remember we were a spin off of the #innochat group. For fun, here’s our very first 2009 #smchat Q1 (courtesy Twitter): keep the intro's coming; meantime, here's Q1: What do we seek from online #chat interactions that […]

Healthy Choices: Can Social Media fuel your Wellness Agenda?

March 22, 2016 by

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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 […]

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

September 22, 2015 by

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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 […]

Hope: Nurturing the Seeds of a Social Movement

May 26, 2015 by

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It’s easy to spot a forrest. Just look for lots of trees. But to look inside, past all those trees, you have to explore with both focus and intent to find what makes that forrest a forrest in the first place. Social change is similar. We know when’s it there, and we know when it’s […]

Has Social Media Turned a Corner? Our #SMCHAT Sixth Anniversary Chat

April 29, 2015 by

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Social media can seem like a series of switchbacks.  Just when we master one section of road, new tools and capabilties enter the scene, and we change direction yet again.  Add to the that challenge of trying to engage at higher volumes, and the whole proposition can seem a bit daunting. The #smchat community turned […]

More Coffee, Please: The World Hasn’t Changed. Just Yet.

February 25, 2015 by

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Last month in our #socialchange deep dive, we asked: “Can a Cup of Coffee Change the World?”  Based on the turnout and the energized conversation that ensued, it seems the short answer might be “YES”. Thanks again to Jessie Mueller, owner of Rise Coffee Shop in St. Louis, for the java-based ‘pay it forward’ case […]

Social Accountability: 1 of 6 Building Blocks in a Social Change Framework

July 21, 2014 by

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It’s not unusual to grapple with accountability in both our organizations and our personal lives. More often than not, it’s about taking ownership and following through on commitments. So what makes accountability is social ecosystems so difficult? For starters, it’s a numbers game. A community has lots of people with lots of different opinions. That […]

Social Media Agenda: 2014

December 17, 2013 by

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Put down that shopping list, and dust off your crystal ball. It’s time to peer into the next 12 months, as we sort out the future of Social Media. Every week since 2009 we’ve been taking apart the micro trends. What’s happening with mobilty, customer service, marketing, and social change? Next up, this coming Wednesday, […]

How Will Story and Social Media Change the World? [WED 10/30 1pET]

October 29, 2013 by

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“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees Have you ever noticed that change starts and travels on the back of story? Whether the change is big or small, plays out on the […]