Give a Damn Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Get Informed. Get Involved. Give a Damn!

Idea & Objectives:

The only way we can truly achieve equality for all is if we all get informed and get involved. In other words, the only way to make a change is to give a damn – and that is how this campaign came to play.

The “Give a Damn” Campaign is a project of the True Colors Fund, founded by Cyndi Lauper. The True Colors Fund works to inspire and engage everyone, especially the straight community, to get involved in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

As an advocate for more than 25 years, Cyndi has worked to bring her straight peers on board in support of equality. As she says, “If one of us is not equal, none of us are.”

Buzz Generated:

Since its launch this year, this campaign has generated a considerably high amount of buzz, especially when taking into account the nature and controversy of the topics it supports.

Here are the figures from its main social media channels:

Twitter: 5,300+ followers

The campaign on Twitter

The campaign on Twitter

Facebook fan page: 43,000+ fans

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Internet Freedom: A Hoax or a Reality?

We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all: Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us! Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992

Touching quote right? I am sure most of you would agree. However, are we really holding our “precious” freedom in our hands? Are we appreciating it as we should? Are we conscious of how our actions might negatively influence the health and sanity of our freedom? I think not!

More Access: Less Freedom!

During another daily round on Mixx, I found the following cartoon:

Internet Freedom?

Internet Freedom?

It made me think about the heavy weight the future of our freedom carries upon its shoulder due to this “much freer access of information”. It also reminded me of my clean up trip on Facebook a couple of days ago and of how I had to remove around 300 so-called friends and place around 200 others on my limited profile!

Haunted by Facebook: The Smoking Baby!

Although I don’t entirely agree that this applies all the time, I must admit that I have faith in its meaning on more than one level and that it does really apply in many different situations. The argument of this post is definitely listed under those situations!

Social Media & NGOs: Crossing Boundaries & Building Bridges!

Can social media help Non-Governmental Organizations achieve their humane goals and objectives? How could social media be utilized efficiently and effectively in order to promote noble causes and humanitarian concerns?

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