Responsible Social Media
Since I started the online course “Mobile Health Without Borders” I have found so many positive and enterprising uses of Social Media. This image comes from the United Nations Foundation Facebook page today – an event has been running all day giving anyone with an internet connection the chance to have their say on what is important in their communities on the eve of the G8 summit. The discussion will be made available to the G8 leaders.
I found the United Nations Foundation page form the mHealth Alliance Facebook page – which was linked in another organisation page and all because I was researching prevention of Gestational Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa and found a link to a global conference “Women Deliver” which received extensive social media coverage.
It is so refreshing to see Facebook being used responsibly after the slating it has taken for the way people used it.
I have been messing with Social Media most of the day – a team workspace; a course workspace; 3D designing which I have pasted into the Project TickTock blog in the secure section ready for a meeting on Thursday; sharing interior design ideas with a person looking for a room makeover and finally making a new blog for Kirriemuir ahead of our next Community Conference to demonstrate how easily a blog can be printed as a newsletter and incorporate a community calendar – not quite there with the calendar bit but I will keep fiddling until it comes right.
It is not the answer to every communication need and never will be but at least we should attempt to use it positively where we can.