Twitter Roundup: May 27 – Social media experts, take-aways from Ashoka’s panel at the World Bank, and a nutritious food cart
Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week:
Microfinance organization CWCD has recently switched its model to focus entirely on Islamic enterprise development projects in Pakistan. This article outlines their approach and what they hope to achieve through these microfinance endeavors.
If you’ve been following the British government’s one-year-old Big Society program, you probably know that it’s not only controversial but also somewhat vague in terms of aims and accomplishments. This blog post provides a thought-provoking, critical overview of Prime Minister Cameron’s “relaunch” of the Big Society program.
Ashoka and the World Bank recently held an event on “Public Goods through Social Enterprise” that outlined the importance of creating hybrid value chains in order to deliver social impact. This informative article on TechChange provides a thoughtful summary of the panel’s main take-aways.
The NYTimes “Fixes” column reports on a brightly-colored food cart in Indonesia managed by a startup called KeBal, that’s bringing nutritious food to the streets of a food desert. The cart serves children and provides an educational experience for queued customers through signs about hand-washing, hands-on activities, and information about healthful living practices.
According to Business Insider’s (quite punchy) blogger, a social media “expert” is the opposite of an asset for an organization. Instead, social media should be part of any broader marketing campaign. No need for professionals to focus entirely on social media outreach, nor is it good to overemphasize its potentials.
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