Communi-Lager: Activist Communities in the Midst of Social Media

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As warm weather settles in, nothing’s more refreshing than a flight of Net Tuesday Summer Ales.

First up, on Tuesday, July 7 starting at 6 PM at Buffalo Billiards, 118 Chestnut Street: Communi-Lager! Chris Bartlett will present Activist Communities in the Midst of Social Media. He’ll share how he has used the tools of the trade — social networks Twitter, Facebook, Stickam, and Ning — to create a series of communities that support his community organizing.

He’ll engage Net Tuesday participants in an inquiry about how we can use these tools to build community, strengthen social networks, and bring about powerful change in our communities. Key ideas for the night:

  • The importance of connecting others — and not only yourself to others — as a strategy for social network organizing.
  • The timeline for face-to-face — how to bring about in-person connections that strengthen online ones.
  • Pitfalls of online organizing — fitting your strategies into your overall plan for getting things done. Most importantly, Bartlett will facilitate a conversation among participants to hear what is working for all of us. If Twitter (and other social media tools) are in fact transformative, we’ll hope to hear some stories of those transformations.

RSVP’s are optional via the Meetup page. Or, just c’mon down, and bring a friend.

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