an update on our global social media initiative
Much has happened during the three weeks that I visited the Organization for Youth Empowerment in El Progreso, Honduras. We’ve been featured on various news sites, and The Huffington Post ran Michael Solis’ editorial on the ethics of documentary filmmaking as it relates to this project. We’ve tweeted virtually every person/ organization relating to our subject and asked them to retweet, which many did. To name a few:
changagents, Lorna Li Social SEO, Liberationtech, Bonnie Welch, Farris Timini, MD/Mayo Clinic, Samantha McGowan, Latino Rebels, Gnetwork, Afrolatin@project, CSRwire, Aman Singh, Maura Donohue, Katrina Crew, Honduras Robot, and S.R. Reynolds, a very gracious lady that I haven’t seen since the late 60′s, and who was in 1st through 12th grade with me in Frederick, MD. Thanks, Sasha. Thanks, all of you.
Right now, we’re averaging 15 hits per hour. In the last two weeks, Facebook generated about 50% of our site hits, with LinkedIn at about 30%, and Twitter about 15%. The other 5% was miscellaneous sources (Reddit, StumbleUpon, e.mail shares, etc).
We are appealing to the global social media community to contribute their expertise. We’re hoping a social media platform will involve its members. Our big three, as far as site activity, are LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, plus our WordPress blog platform. Please give us advice on how to increase the distribution of this blog, and the visibility of the Organization for Youth Empowerment! Be part of a project that produces an open source social media strategy for non-profits, NGOs, and social causes around the world. Please share this post with your colleagues in the social media community. C’mon. This is a chance to do something good!
We hope you’ll view some of the videos on this site to see the impact that OYE has on Honduran youth. We think you’ll find Oriel’s Story, published earlier today, very engaging.
-R.Lakin, co-founder, 18 rabbits digital media