The Strategy of Social Media for Social Change

In today’s fast-paced society we have become used to sharing information in a quick way. What happens when it comes time to share in a more interpersonal and meaningful way? Have we, to some degree, lost our ability to do that well? Kate Otto addresses these issues in her presentation at the Millennium Campus Conference last Friday.

Kate acknowledges that our desire to be constantly connected to the world around us can unintentionally replace human to human

If you liked hearing what Kate has to say in this brief video, come listen to her full talk Saturday, Sept 22nd from 10-11AM. She will be presenting at Stonehill College’s NAFSA Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference. Please come join the discussion on how social media affects our impact and what being an Everyday Ambassador means to you!interaction. However, “if we’re aware of the potential for this disconnectivity, then we can use social media very effectively.” Social media can become an avenue to be more personally reflective. By developing awareness of ourselves, we will be work better within the organizations for which we are so passionate. From there, we must understand what is strategic in our online versus offline worlds. Adjusting to this balance will create more meaningful impact.

**And check out our Everyday Ambassador Op-Ed published yesterday in Christian Science Monitor: “After anti-Islam video and Muslim riots, we are all ambassadors


  1. says

    Thanks for this Kate .. very insightful… I”m sharing the video with my Radio classes and network of friends … there was an excellent response last time….

    • kateotto says

      Thanks so much cousin!! I’d love to be in on those convos; eager to hear others’ opinions!! Let’s talk soon :)

      • says

        Representatives of youth development and leadership organisations and entrepreneurs working towards innovation and the economic empowerment of young people from around the world took part in an international conference in Cotonou, Benin, between the 10th and 13th of October 2011 and established the platform called the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN, Youth Entrepreneurs, Agents of Change). The platform is geared towards inspiring generational transformations and changes from the grassroots to the global level.

        GYIN is an apolitical, secular and not-for-profit organisation. It is open to youth organisations across the world who share the values enshrined in this constitution. More informations on

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