The 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign theme, Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together is designed to move public focus beyond awareness and harness the power of social media to encourage specific actions that bring us all closer to a world without breast cancer.
As children become even more immersed in technology, foster homes and guardians can use social media to understand these children better and learn about potential risks they are facing.
Voting isn’t exactly the most social thing. In fact, you’re supposed to vote on your own. In today’s world of sharing everything, Facebook is giving people the opportunity to tell the world that they voted.
The top-screen message should appear when you log into Facebook today if you’re in the United States. It is a mild encouragement to let your friends know that you are voting; if you click the button, when they log in they’ll see your profile picture in the box.
It’s a nice little feature that allows people to let others know they voted. It’s unlikely that anyone will decide to vote if they weren’t going to just because they see that all of their friends voted, but it’s still good to see Facebook participating in the government process. Most American’s Facebook news feeds have been flooded with discussions about politics over the last few weeks. While many choose to avoid political discussions altogether (and especially on their social networks) it has still been a challenge to avoid seeing it. Soon, it will all be over.
First and foremost, it’s no longer a “sound bite”. Thanks to the internet, can we just call it a “sound byte”. That’s what it has become.
Now, onto the topic. It wasn’t this bad in 2008. It barely existed in 2004. I don’t even remember the 2000 campaign season.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just using social media to vent. It doesn’t matter if you were exaggerating or trying to impress friends with boldness. It doesn’t matter if you’re a 16-year-old Ohio high school student with no way of carrying out what you called for in the Tweet. As Alyssa Douglas has learned, you never make requests for presidential assassinations anywhere, particularly on a public social profile such as the one she used to have on Twitter.