Teens and Social Media

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I see it all the time – people posting things on Facebook that they shouldn’t be. Whether that’s something completely inappropriate, something damaging to their reputation, or something mean, it happens way too often. Just to give you an example, (I haven’t seen this in a while because most of my friends on Facebook now are legal) but I used to see my underage friends posting about going out and getting drunk. It’s just not a smart move to be doing illegal things, let alone posting about them.

That’s why I wanted to share today about the Indiegogo campaign for Above the Fray. They are trying to raise money to create a curriculum that helps teens make good choices online. I personally think they have a solid plan, because they are going to consult teens (a must if you want to create something relevant – you need to understand your audience). I also think this is something that is sorely needed. Social media is a relatively new thing in the history of the world and people – teens especially – need a better understanding of how it can effect them.

I like to take time to highlight ways to make a difference and I think and hope a creation of a curriculum like this could. To find out more or to donate, you can head to their Indiegogo page.

Twitter and Women’s Issues

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Well, you may or may not be familiar with twitter, but I thought I would take this post to write a bit about what you can find on twitter if you want to find things about women or other things.

If you’re familiar with twitter, this will probably seem a little basic, but if you’re just getting started with twitter, then this might be helpful to you.

Basically, twitter has something called hashtags. It’s a word (or a phrase without spaces) where a # comes before it. When someone tweets this, it shows up in blue and you can click on it. This will then bring up other tweets where the writer used the same hashtag.

Anyone can make a hashtag, but it helps to use already existing ones if you are looking to connect it with other similar topics. The reason I bring this up is because there are tons of hashtags that could be helpful in finding out things about the news, politics, women’s issues, etc.

For example, you can start broad, with hashtags like:

  • #feminism
  • #women
  • #motherhood
  • #mothers
  • #girls

Or you can get more specific with hashtags like:

  • #prolife
  • #equalpay
  • #VAWA
  • #miscarriages
  • #domesticviolence
Or you can get very broad and general with hashtags like:
  • #Afghanistan
  • #France
  • #GOP
  • #Sudanese
  • #Saudi
  • #Mali
  • #news
  • #conservative
If you are looking for these when you go to your twitter homepage, you can type the # and the word, etc, into the search bar and it will pull up tweets that way as well. There’s a hashtag for almost everything.
I hope you discover some interesting things – I know I have! I sometimes tweet about women’s issues – you can find me by clicking the twitter icon in the sidebar or through my screen name @misslissy
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