Today I finished a book that I only started 2 days ago. If you knew me at all, you’d be surprised that I even finished the book! (Right Mum?)
The book, the Now Revolution, is about Social Media and is half way between advice and a text book. It is crammed full of information and was actually surprisingly easy to read. The information I absorbed has really inspired me to research even more into the uses of social media and I am excited to take this even further.
Your chance to shine!
If any of you out there have some other great suggestions for resources on this subject I’d be happy to see some listed below in the comments. Or you can tweet them to me:-
I am eager to continue learning……
No, I am not talking about the social media giant Twitter, I am however, talking about waking up to the sound of the birds. Whilst being in England these last coup,e of weeks, I have taken great pleasure in hearing the birds in the morning. This morning the sun’s rays were shining through the curtains accompanied by the tuneful sound of a chorus of different birds.
If one could listen to this sound with fresh ears everyday, more joy would be had, instead of taking this amazing experience for granted.
For the last 3 years or so I have subscribed to the Avaaz Community. I have found that they are an amazing group that take on very noble causes. Today as a part of my positive change project I have increased my donation from just $1 a month to $8. It is not a huge amount, but every small bit counts and because Avaaz is not funded by government or corporations, it is a genuine voice of the people.
Avaaz says :- Most charities offer tax deductibility for donations. But this means that they are, in a way, partially tax-payer funded, and governments use that to place a very thick set of rules on what they can and can’t do. Chief among them is restricting what they can say to criticize, support, or oppose a politician. Avaaz is very rare in that our donations are not tax deductible, leaving us 100% free to say and do whatever we need to to get leaders to listen to people. Since so many important issues are won and lost in the political realm, this makes us much more effective than advocacy groups that shy away from speaking out politically.
Check out some of their biggest campaigns here. And once you have read and understood who they are and what they do, maybe you will want to subscribe to their mail out and maybe even give them a little cash so they can continue doing great things. They genuinely appear to have the interests of the globe at heart.