Join us on August 23, 2011 for Ashoka Changemakers' Asia #SocEntChat on Citizen Media!
Save the date! Ashoka Changemakers® will host a #SocEntChat on Citizen Media in Asia on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. IST (@ Indian Standard Time).
Join us from anywhere in the world to participate in a discussion with innovators, social entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts about the most pressing issues in Citizen Media affecting Asia today. Topics will include censorship, access to technology, crowd sourcing for social change—and more issues chosen by you. This is your chance to share your thoughts and ask leading innovators all of your most burning questions. Make your voice heard!
What is #SocEnt and how does it work?
A #SocEntChat is a real-time, Twitter-based discussion on social entrepreneurship focused around specific issues, areas, themes, and events. It is designed for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, funders, journalists, and supporters to share ideas, discuss the state of the field, identify the latest innovations, and pinpoint areas requiring deeper exploration.
Joining the conversation is easy. Just log in to Twitter at 1 p.m IST on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Then:
- Ue the #SocEntChat hashtag to make your comments visible in the stream. During #SocEntChat use search.twitter.com or an application like Tweetdeck (www.tweetdeck.com) or thwirl (www.thwirl.com) to follow the #SocEntChat hashtag and keep up with the conversation.
- Introduce yourself and take a minute to get to know the other chatters when you join.
- Send your questions to @changemakers without the hash tag (to keep them out of the stream) to have them considered for this conversation.
- Add the #citizenmedia hashtag if you have space!
Please remember to use the #SocEntChat hashtag, stay on topic, be respectful, and have fun! And be sure to invite your friends and followers to join the discussion, too. Here is a sample tweet:
Join @changemakers on Aug 23 at 1-3PM IST for the intriguing #SocEntChat on citizen media in Asia! Topic: #citizenmedia. Spread the word & save the date!
If you are unable to attend the live event, a recap of the chat highlights and a transcript of the conversation will be made available.
Catch you all on Twitter, changemakers!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Citizen Media: A Global Innovation Competition by 5PM EDT on Sept 14, 2011
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