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Social Media Empowers Otherwise Silenced Voices

Filed under: Social Media — by Glenda at 6:12 pm on Friday, July 31, 2009

Liz Strauss challenges us to write 25 words on social media advice or wisdom,  which she will then compile into an amazingly creative blog post.

Here’s my contribution:

Social media gives voices to individuals marginalized and ignored by traditional media, enabling the world to hear these voices for the first time in history.

What would be your contribution?  Share your thoughts in the comments below or in a post on your own blog with a link back to Liz’s post.

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14 Comments »

Comment by Steven Moore

July 31, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

Glenda- your words are so powerful,I did my 25 words along the lines of what I do with small companies. Found your post at Lazyfeed which is a great discovery tool for posts. I am sharing this because with SM and the tools you find the coolest people and stuff. I rssed you… Have a great weekend and again Powerful 25 words..

Comment by Susan

July 31, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

Social media lets me participate in global awareness, find opportunities for volunteering, reach-out to people I never would have learned about, and possibly help effect positive change in lots of little ways.

Comment by Norman Perrin

July 31, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

Not a crafted thought in 25 words, Glenda, sorry (and my first response is yours – new Voices raised – cf Here Comes Everybody – Clay Shirky) but I’d spin 25 words along the lines of “Keeps us close, keeps us here and now – friends and family”. How’s Darrell?

Comment by Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva

August 1, 2009 @ 7:56 am

i found you thru the wisdom challenge…love what you do here…i will be back…i am off to share you with my FB and Twitter friends…

Comment by Robyn McMaster

August 1, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

Glenda, this is powerful. Ever since I started blogging, I realized Social Media is a tool where “real” voices are heard – as you say, voices that would otherwise be silenced to the wider world. Thanks for taking up Liz’s challenge.

Comment by Karen Putz

August 1, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

I could very much relate to this one. :)

Comment by Amy Rogers

August 1, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

Glenna, your contribution was spot-on!

Comment by Douglas T

August 3, 2009 @ 6:27 am

I don’t think I can beat yours, but I’ll put my two cents worth in.

Comment by Tim Bursch

August 6, 2009 @ 5:59 pm

Glenda,
Awesome summary. I wonder what will happen if more overlooked people gain a voice? Positive social change? Being more human? I hope so. Thanks for sharing.
-Tim

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