Social media for nature

May 19, 2014

Twitter has always been a favourite of mine. Facebook is nice for staying up to date with friends and lovers, but Twitter is for connecting with the WHOLE world.

Apart from the crazy, strange and often drug-fuelled tweets my celebrities (ahem, Justin Bieber, Amanda Bynes and company), there is a whole other side of Twitter. The side where crowd funding campaigns can go viral, political movements can advertise rallies, governments can send out vital info about natural disasters and important news can be instantly reported by citizens.

Here’s an interesting one I stumbled across today:

And here’s an example pic:

The only issue is that loads of people are so amused/impressed by the initiative that they are reposting images of the sign with the #morganfire02 hashtag, diluting the actual results on social media channels. It appears that they must manually approve the images that go up on the actual monitoring site though. Key learning: tell people to not post images of the sign with the hashtag.

 

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