Using Social Media and Technology

Why use technology to make change? What do you need to know?

  • Social media is a powerful tool that can facilitate public advocacy
  • List of popular social media
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Linkedin
    • Snapchat
  • Digital technology allows its users to reach bigger audiences and generate support
    • Facilitates the creation and maintenance of social networks and support systems
    • Persons in rural/remote areas can access bigger audiences without the burden of commuting to the city
      • Especially if they do not have access to affordable transportation services
      • It enables consumers to contact public officials/figures with ease
  • Digital technology allows for the rapid dissemination of information
  • Social media has many purposes/functions: news, entertainment, etc.
    • Social media impacts the discussion of news events by allowing its users to join the discourse

Making use of technology meaningfully and impactfully

Use accessibility settings/tools to include all social media consumers/users in discourse/work.

Some popular hashtags:

  • Canadian Politics: #cdnpoli #canpoli
  • Women in Politics: #WomenInPolitics #WomeninLeadership
  • Some regional hashtags: #onpoli #abpoli #bcpoli #peipoli #ottpoli #vanpoli