Sure, social media may be “just a tool”. A communications tool. An organizing tool. A truth-exposing tool. A can’t-be-ignored tool. A global tool. A peaceful tool. An accessible tool. A barrier-breaking tool. It’s many tools in one, it’s even a floor wax. The point is: social media is being used for good, doing good, and accomplishing good every day, and it brings power to the people. The kind of power that changes laws, changes corporate policies, and even changes governments. Moms and dads are using social media to hold our lawmakers accountable and to elevate the issues important to the health and future of our families, such as clean air.
Please join us for this blog radio discussion, which will get you in the right mind set for the BlogHer ‘11 session, Malcolm Gladwell is Missing the Point: Revolutions are Happening Online, also moderated by Cheryl Contee of Jack and Jill Politics. Elisa Batista, founder of Mothertalkers, will talk about parent activists; Joanne Bamberger, aka PunditMom, will share insights from her new book, Mothers of Intention; and Dominique Browning, blogger at Slow Love Life, former editor-in-chief of House & Garden, and lead blogger for the Moms Clean Air Force, will talk about how the fight for clean air must be be waged online by parents concerned for their kids’ health.
This program description was adapted from the Blogher ’11 agenda