If you’re in the online world regularly, you are likely to see mentions of a lot of different causes. There is the big Movember movement to raise researching funding for curing prostate cancer. The @charitywater account is a popular one to follow on Twitter. If you’re into environmental issues, you know you can find the World Wildlife Federation or, ehem, Leo DiCaprio.
It strikes me though that there are thousands, probably millions of issues that simply don’t get talked about as much online. For example, my efforts to help Nic Wirtz raise funds for new textbooks for Guatemala made me realize how little I knew about what has been going on down there throughout my lifetime. I do a poor job of keeping up on news from refugee camps in the Middle East. I do a poor job of keeping up on the floods in Thailand. And I don’t hear a lot about these issues online. Am I just not following the right crowd, or are these issues harder to wrap your arms around?
This is what we’ll be talking about Thursday, December 8 at 9 PM EST. What issues are close to your heart that don’t seem to get a lot of attention? Why do you think those issues don’t get attention but others do? And what does social media have to do with all of this?
I hope to see you there!
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