Some very sketchy notes from the Progressive Politics panel held via ooVoo between Blogher panelists and Netroots Nation panelists. There were some major technical issues, so the majority of the panel was pretty indecipherable. However, the panelists are all amazingly accomplished political bloggers and I’m sure they’ll have a wrap-up with their comments later this week.
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Twitter is a powerful tool, as Social Media enthusiasts like Erin can ask a question or concern and get direct response from the organizations she’s needing help with. Politicians friending her on Twitter and inviting her personally to special events. Amazing power to
Group using parallels between Harry Potter and real world to get more peeps to register to vote with Wizard Rock the Vote. Very interesting use of Social Media to increase votership. Is votership a word? I think I just made that up.
The Harry Potter Alliance goes beyond just voting, however. The group is able to move forward some pretty major political themes like the Burmese cultural decimation, Darfur and many other issues. This connection between pop culture and serious real world movements works greatly in part of the existence of Social Media.
Male-driven community blogs bring you quick hitting news and commentary – not quite as much qualitative discussion and analysis. Women communicate and analyze differently and can take that power and engage in the conversation.
Andrew had really interesting comments on the subject of motherhood – whether through actual mommies that are being hurt by international violence and genocide, our archetypal mother through environmental issues and the general treatment of women across the world (devastating the brother and sisterhood we all share with each other globally).
So what are women really writing about and doing? As long as MSM keeps referring to mothers who blog as ‘mommybloggers’, The term is rather diminishing in most cases – it’s not all about diapers. As we all become more comfortable with our roles and what we do online, we will become more empowered and hopefully the MSM will refer to us in ‘more generous terms’.
The Momocrats – wanting world domination by end of 2008 (originally 2012, 2009). Aim high, ladies, aim high.