Birth Activists Use Twitter to Enhance Conference Engagement

Last post Jeanette outlined why Facebook isn’t the ideal social media platform to use at a conference. What platform is most valuable for conference goers eager for information sharing, but short on time for their Facebook news feed? Using Twitter is quick, can happen on a smart phone, and allows a micro-focus on conference sharing…

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FreeOurMidwives.org Impact

Measuring the Impact of FreeOurMidwives.org How do you measure the impact of an on-line effort to pass legislation? Here’s some of the ways we assessed the reach of our efforts: 464 people subscribed to the freeourmidwives.org action alerts 1000+ people joined our facebook page Many, many people participated without signing up: 14,062 absolute unique visitors…

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Free Our Midwives: A Case Study in Social Media & Birth Activism

Hillary hadn’t even realized she was pregnant yet when we learned that midwifery in New York was in jeopardy. If new legislation didn’t pass, Hillary’s soon-to-be-planned homebirth would become illegal, right at her due date. A small group of local birth activists in our community gathered around the kitchen table to take action, late at night…

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