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Twitter as an Advocacy Tool

Thursday, December 16, at noon U.S. Eastern time

Claire Diaz Ortiz

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Nonprofits are increasingly turning to Twitter as a way to stimulate activism, but how can organizations do more to take advantage of social networks as organizing tools?

Join Claire Diaz Ortiz, the  top Twitter official in charge of working with nonprofit and corporations on social innovation, to learn how organizations are using the microblogging site and what pitfalls they have faced. We will engage in a lively debate about whether the New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell made a fair point when he wrote in September that Twitter's activism potential is overhyped.

Join us during a live online discussion with The Chronicle on Thursday, December 16, at noon U.S. Eastern time.

You are invited to submit questions to Ms. Ortiz during the event by clicking on the window below.



1. drdigipol - December 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

I tried clicking on window to submit a question, but it did not work.

I would like to know how, if Twitter wants to play a role in advocacy, can it justify shutting down the people who were organizing civil disobedience against companies punishing Wikileaks. These companies acted without court-orders against a company many believe is doing important activism work in its own right.

For Twitter to arbitrarily decide which civil disobedience to allow (Iran elections) and which to deny (Wikileaks), it becomes part of the problem, rather than a vehicle to reliably facilitate advocacy.

2. peter_panepento - December 13, 2010 at 11:24 am

Hi there --

You will be able to ask the question when the live event begins on Thursday. We hope you will join us then.


Peter Panepento
Assistant Managing Editor

3. 8892109 - December 24, 2010 at 02:29 pm

good :)

4. coachdouglas - January 03, 2011 at 02:10 am

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