Social Media for Social Good

Recently, Mashable profiled a woman from Chicago who was homeless and used social media to change her circumstances. She may not have had a home, but she had a cell phone and used Twitter to help her deal with mental health issues. She thought that the aspect of minimal anonymity would help her get past her fears of talking to people.

What happened? Well, she met people who helped her pay her bills and who became her friends. She has been off the streets since April 2011 and has not plans to turn back.

This story is a true testament to the fact that social media can help just about anyone. So, the next time you think that social media can’t help you or your company, think creatively, decide your goals and get going.

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