Thursday, March 03, 2011

Giving Girls The Tools To Communicate Online

Had a great client briefing for the Feminist Technology Exchange Conference in Johannesburg, where they gave me details of the workshop I’m facilitating.
The conference, which is hosted by WomensNet, is on the 7-9 March and I’m going to work with 10 post-matric girls, introducing them to the Internet, blogging, social networking and e-advocacy. In the process, we're also going to set up their individual blogs on Girls’ Net,  put their profiles on Facebook and Twitter and develop an online safety page for girls page on Facebook.
I'm also going to introduce them to the basics of online writing/blogging, and we’ll develop at least 15 text stories and 15 audio pieces to upload on their blogs and promote through their Facebook page. Finally, we’re all going to link our blogs to each other, comment on each other’s posts, send links of our posts to our social networks, so that the girls can learn how to promote their blogs posts ( and by doing so, do e-advocacy).
You likey? I do too. By now you know how I feel about empowering people, teaching them how to use technology express themselves/market their causes/ businesses/ products. So this workshop fits me to a T.

What I would like to ask  is that you occasionally join us on this journey. I’m going to post links to the girls’ posts here on my blog during the three days, so you can see what we're up to.
  • Please read some of the girls's posts when you have 10 minutes to spare.
  • Offer your advice on writing and promoting their blogs.
  • Comment on the issues they address etc.
  • Share some of what you know with them.
  • Where possible, point them to web sites or blogs where they can link up with more blogging girls.

1 comment:

tiah said...

Best of luck with it!

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