Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking

Social networking has become the way our world mobilizes, communicates, and interacts. Many revolutions, protests and uprising across the globe are able to blast activists, volunteers and protesters via Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc (seriously, I don’t even know what else is out there and available any more). The task of staying current is overwhelming. Trying to figure out how to best use these outlets for creating change and reaching youth is even more confusing and tricky. Luckily for us, there’s a new book out called “Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking”, but Deanna Zandt.

Here’s an excerpt from the Preface:

“All this activity leaves us little time to contemplate any forest for all these trees, let alone think about the bigger picture of how this technology will change the future. But here’s the secret: How we share information, find community, and both connect and disconnect will give us unprecedented influence over our place in the world. Social media technology holds some of the biggest potential for creating tectonic shifts in how we operate, and the overall open-ended promise of technology gives us a great shot at creating the systems for change. Technology isn’t a magic bullet to solving the world’s problems, but it’s certainly a spark to the fuse of one of the biggest shifts in power that the world has seen in a thousand years. In this book, I hope to show you how.”

Another book I’ve recently ordered and am looking forward to getting through. Seems my social change reading list is growing and growing! More thoughts on this books soon to follow.


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