Can social good come from social media?

I’ve set myself a challenge and it will start to provide an answer to this question. I have around 2500 direct contacts across Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter and supposedly access to over 10 million in the wider network – this made me think – what if I could encourage each and every one of these to donate just £1 within the next 60 days.

What do you think – is it possible? Fancy helping me?

If so, please send this onto your contacts and let’s get this really essential service trending across the Social Media world – many thanks for your help. Please help me to help the Air Ambulance by donating £1 (more if you like) at http://www.doitforcharity.com/tonylockwood

What other ways would you suggest that we can get the NWAA and the London to Paris bike ride trending? I’d welcome your thoughts.

North West Air Ambulance

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Networks are the way of life – pass it on…

There was a fascinating article in this weeks Sunday Times – click on link below to read the whole article – which highlighted the strength of a network to change practically anything in life.

It is only in the last few years where the computing strength has been available to pull together the volumes of data required to really understand the impact that our networks have of us and our lives.

I suspect that this all links back to our need to be ‘loved’ and to ‘fit-in’ and by ‘following the lead’ of our networks, then this can be achieved – read the article and you’ll see what I mean.

This does raise one very interesting point though – what will the impact of all of these social networking sites have on society and will the power of electronic communication be as great as that of face to face contact. Only time will tell…

Read the article here  http://tinyurl.com/yjs4zfx