These tools are relatively new social media sites that are easy to use and are great activism or advocacy tools. We must learn how to use more social media tools if we hope to change what is wrong with our environment and governments. Step up to the plate with these great tools:
Thunderclap Amplifies your message with the power of the crowd
WHAT IS THUNDERCLAP?
Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If enough people support it, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Facebook Post or Tweet from all your supporters, creating a wave of attention.
WHO’S USING IT?
From passionate individuals with a message to share, to organizations such as The White House, Levis and the United Nations.
Read more about it HERE
Join Thunderclap.it HERE
AskThem, from the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF), is a free & open-source website for questions and answers with public figures. Launching on 2/10/14
AskThem is a project of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with support from the Knight Foundation’s Tech For Engagement initiative. AskThem is free, open-source, non-profit, and non-partisan, with open data for civic engagement.
Ask questions and get answers – Every elected official nationwide and any verified Twitter account.
Here’s how AskThem works for online public dialogue:
- For the first time in an open-source website, visitors enter their street address to see all their elected officials, from federal down to the city levels, or search for a verified Twitter account.
- Individuals & organizations submit a question to their elected officials – for example, asking a city council member about a proposed ban on plastic bags.
- People then sign on to the questions and petitions they support, voting them up on AskThem and sharing them over social media, as with online petitions.
- When a question passes a certain threshold of signatures, AskThem delivers it to the recipient over email & social media and encourages a public response – creating a continual, structured dialogue with elected officials at every level of government.