As mentioned a few weeks ago, we’re going to be starting a new TweetDiner chat series that will begin on Saturday, September 17th and will carry on through to the end of the year. The idea of this series is to accentuate the positive. It seems (to me at least) that a lot of gloom is clouding over what can really be great about social media. Hopefully, through these weekly chats, we’ll be able to remind each other of all of the great things people are doing online – and the great potential the online world still carries. I’ve tried to intersperse a few different platforms for chats as well so that if Twitter isn’t your favorite chat platform, you can still participate.
With that, here’s the plan!
Saturday, September 17th 9 PM EST: What is bothering you most about the online world today? (TWITTER)
Tuesday, September 20th 7 PM EST: What is bothering you most about the online world today? (GOOGLE PLUS)
Saturday, September 24th 9 PM EST: Who are the most positive/inspiring people you follow in the online world? (TWITTER)
Saturday, October 1st 9 PM EST: What are the best ways to use Twitter for social good? (TWITTER)
Saturday, October 8th 9 PM EST: What are the best ways to use Facebook for social good? (TWITTER)
Thursday, October 13th, 7 PM EST: Your Favorite Facebook causes, pages, and groups – A diner link dump (FACEBOOK)
Saturday, October 15th 9 PM EST: Blogging for Social Good, An introduction (TWITTER)
Saturday, October 22 9 PM EST: Your favorite blogs that promote social good (and why!) (TWITTER)
Tuesday, October 27th 7 PM EST: Your favorite blogs that promote social good (and why!) (GOOGLE PLUS)
Saturday, October 29th: Day off for trick-or-treating!
Saturday, November 5th 9 PM EST: How to use Google Plus for social good (TWITTER)
Wednesday, November 9th 7 PM EST: How to use Google Plus for social good (GOOGLE PLUS)
Saturday, November 12th 9 PM EST: Can a brand benefit from engaging in online activities promoting social good? (TWITTER)
Saturday, November 19th 9 PM EST: What are you thankful for? Open Mic! (TWITTER)
Saturday, November 26th: Day off for Turkey Day!
Saturday, December 3rd 9 PM EST: What obstacles are in the way of promoting social good online? (TWITTER)
Saturday, December 10th 9 PM EST: The most memorable uses of social media for social good -what impressed you and why? (TWITTER)
Tuesday, December 13th 7 PM EST: Your favorite holiday season causes – a diner link dump! (FACEBOOK)
Saturday, December 17th 9 PM EST: The best example – Mark Horvath and InvisiblePeople.TV (TWITTER)
Wednesday, December 21st 7 PM EST: Happy Chanukah – What miracles can social media make real for people in the world? (GOOGLE PLUS)
Friday, December 30 9 PM EST: TweetDiner sends out 2011 (open Mic) (TWITTER)
I’m sure some of you are wondering what the Facebook “link dumps” are. I sort of am too! But my vision is that because it’s so easy to tag pages and causes, we would just mention them on the Tweetdiner page, and then it would be easy for people to click over and check out what everyone is posting. This would make the page a great resource for anyone wanting to engage in social good over the next few months because everything would be linked there. Also this would provide our community with a way to show appreciation to those groups and causes.
Any ideas, questions, concerns, or suggestions? Please let me know!
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