This blog is written by National Geographic Education Social Media Intern, Amelia Tidona, as a part of the Geography Awareness blog-a-thon. As the Social Media & Promotion Intern for National Geographic Education, I am always on the lookout for interesting articles that involve the collision of geography education and social media. Interestingly, these two areas are beginning to collide more often as cartographers attempt to … Continue reading Geography & Social Media Colliding
Happy Tuesday of Geography Awareness Week, everyone! Last week we told y’all to update your Twitter and Facebook accounts today with your latitude and longitude… so help GAW go viral and hop to it! Here’s how: On Twitter, copy and paste the following message (make sure to insert your own lat/long!) to your status: My lat/long is 38.9, -77.0…what’s urs? RT w/ your lat/long, and … Continue reading Help GAW Go Viral!
In our “Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Geography Awareness Week” post, we asked you to update your Facebook and Twitter accounts on Tuesday November 17th. Here’s how: On Twitter, copy and paste the following message (make sure to insert your own lat/long!) to your status: My lat/long is 38.9, -77.0…what’s urs? RT w/ your lat/long, and celebrate Geography Week with @lovegeography! findlatitudeandlongitude.com On … Continue reading How to Update your Twitter and Facebook Accounts
How can one man move the majority of the country to vote for him? One man can’t, but his network can.
On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama won what will be called a historical election not just because he’s the first African-American president elected in the United States, but also because he’s the first presidential candidate to win the election in the era of digital communications.
Digital communications broadly describes most of the technology you use to get in touch with your friends and family–mobile phones, the internet, social networks such as Facebook or MySpace, YouTube, blogs, text message, email, Twitter–basically any information you share on your phone or online.
Think about it: The last time you got together with friends, how did you organize yourselves? Did you send a text message? Did you email each other? Call? Send a message on Facebook or MySpace? Tweet?
During the 2008 presidential primary and race, the Obama campaign did all of the above.