As a buildup to our upcoming Perspectives interview with Kristen Cambell, Director of Programs and New Media the
Certainly the folks at Twitter believe their service has helped expand the common good. Claire Williams Diaz, in charge Corporate Social Innovation & Philanthropy at Twitter, is here interviewed by video-blogger and writer JD Lasica:
Similar support comes from Jennifer Aaker, who has co-written The Dragonfly Effect, which chronicles some specific examples of how social media has saved lives and/or motivated community action. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has posted an audio interview of her here, where she focuses on the case of Sameer Bhatia. His friends were able to use social media to find many thousands of compatible donors to help him fight with his diagnosed leukemia. The takeaway from her interview about the power of social media: “Set a single, concrete goal, and never underestimate what a powerful narrative can do.”
But there are some naysayers, and in our drive to be “Fair and Balanced” we will present some of the challenges raised against the value against social media tomorrow. Please take a break from your Thanksgiving plans and join us.