We invite the world to participate! ¡Invitamos al mundo que participe! Wij nodigen de wereld uit om deel te nemen! Nous invitons le monde pour participer! Wir laden die Welt ein, um teilzunehmen! Προσκαλούμε τον κόσμο για να συμμετέχουμε! Invitiamo il mondo per partecipare! 私達は加わるために世界を誘う! Nós convidamos o mundo para participar! Мы приглашаем мир для того чтобы участвовать! 我们邀请世界参与!

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

About Richard Lakin

Richard Lakin is the co-founder of 18 rabbits digital media. Named after the Mayan king (695-738 AD) who supported the arts during his reign in Central America, 18 rabbits digital media promotes social entrepreneurs, international development, educational institutions, NGOs, corporate social responsibility, non-profits, and community outreach projects through a strategic program of multimedia and internet distribution.
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2 Responses to We invite the world to participate! ¡Invitamos al mundo que participe! Wij nodigen de wereld uit om deel te nemen! Nous invitons le monde pour participer! Wir laden die Welt ein, um teilzunehmen! Προσκαλούμε τον κόσμο για να συμμετέχουμε! Invitiamo il mondo per partecipare! 私達は加わるために世界を誘う! Nós convidamos o mundo para participar! Мы приглашаем мир для того чтобы участвовать! 我们邀请世界参与!

  1. dianeknaus1 says:

    Interesting project, I would like to get your organizations info. I operate a website
    http://www.911info.net in the U.S. Maybe I can promote your project.
    Diane Knaus

  2. 18conejos says:

    Thanks. There are links to organizational info on the “pages” section of the blog.

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