On February 16, 2014 I’ll be tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run 30K (will end up being 19+ miles) race in Simi Valley. This is a huge stretch for me. A year ago today I was about 35 pounds heavier and my idea of a workout was finishing up a package of cookies on the couch. You can be a Run Jesse Run 30K Justice Sponsor by donating to the CAUSE effort to build a pipeline of passionate young organizers and the next generation of movement leaders. Building a pipeline of talented community organizers and leaders is super important as cities and communities struggle to provide environments that are socially, economically and environmentally just for communities in need. Please consider serving as one of my 30k trail run sponsors at the $10, $25, $50, or $100 level. Click here to show support as I tackle this large challenge and the challenge to improve our communities>.
We’ve heard of and have participated in fundraisers for groups like Charity Water that push for clean water in countries across the world. Access to clean water is a major health and economic issue. But you don’t have to go far to see those same types of issue come up when it comes to access to clean food.
One year ago today, thousands mourned the death of Eric De La Cruz after he was unable to get a heart transplant in time. Eric’s sister, television journalist Veronica De La Cruz (@VeronicaDLCruz), had reached out to her Twitter network and started an historic campaign that would connect thousands, raise over one million dollars in three weeks, and play a significant role in the U.S. health care debate.
There are hundreds of stories like this on Twitter and each one revolves around a strong community. After being a part of the Eric De La Cruz campaign (#ERIC) and many other efforts, I have identified four key tips for building strong and lasting Twitter communities.
#Vlogchat was created tonight on Twitter out of the #BlogChat after party on June 6, 2010. The same thing tends to happen every week just after the official #BlogChat hour – little groups of video bloggers clump together and start talking about video. I suggested we start a #vlogchat hashtag and several people joined in.
Twitter is in the process of rolling out its new Lists feature and there is a lot of hubub going on about A-List egos, feeling left out, and a ton of Twitter Lists blog posts.
I totally understand the I-got-picked-last-for-kickball feelings that can accompany being left off “top lists” of any kind. I sympathize but don’t think we need to live there. This posts takes a step back and looks at Twitter Lists as a software feature that we can use to serve our needs, in nice ways.
These are the 6 ways I am using Twitter lists to meet my needs.
Twitter “peeps” help stem phishing attacks. Community FTW!