Social Media used for Social Chicagood.
Posted on February 18, 2012 by Be Chicagood
Social media is forever changing the way we communicate and share information. It’s also having a positive effect in sharing vital information that keeps Chicagoans safe and helping each other. Chicago is quickly embracing technology as it aims to be the next Tech Hub of tomorrow.
It’s great to see people realizing the potential and good of social media and harnessing it to do social good.
We Chicagoans have a wealth of resources and social media apps that allow Chicagoans to do social good.
Sites like Everyblock allow Chicagoans to share news and updates around their community. It is useful in helping recommend what’s new, people’s needs and alerting possible crime. Everyblock in particular has helped Chicagoans in Jefferson Park start up their first Farmers Market in 10 years after people met on Everyblock and made it happen. CLEARMAP is a Chicago Police Department run social site that allowing Chicagoans to track and alert each other of crimes in their neighborhoods by getting alerts and access to valuable resources.
With already existing social medias such as facebook and twitter, it has allowed people to share information quickly and even has helped charities spread their cause and fundraise like never before.
Here at The Chi-Town Project we have been launching products and our Chicagood Magazine to serve as a platform for social good as we initiate discussion and action for a better tomorrow for Chicago.
This is just the start. It’s going to be exciting to see how social media and apps will develop and be used by Chicagoans. Of course you can always check in with us to get the latest information!