Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Twitter and World AIDS Day

If you were on Twitter today you probably noticed that the homepage looked different than usual. The homepage on Twitter was red with a link to click to follow @joinred because it's World AIDS day. @joinred currently has 904,293 followers and is following 6,741 people.

We write about social media frequently at PRowl Public Relations, it's always a discussion topic in class and articles are written about it in traditional media every day. One of the great things about social media is its ability to bring people from all over the world together on global issues.

Do you think that social media is a good channel of communication to spread information about issues that affect the whole world, such as AIDS? Let us know!


Louise | UPrinting.com said...

I think any form of media should be used to channel info abt cancer. Or any other issues for that matter. It's actually good that they used Twitter to bring awareness...

Melissa Marsili said...

I agree. By using social media you can access many people in a short amount of time! I learned so much about World AIDS Day from Twitter that I wouldn't have learned otherwise.