UNDERGROUND WEB WORLD
HOW TO BE A PROPHETIC VOICE
IN THE MODERN DIGITAL PUBLIC SQUARE
Many revolutionary concepts that changed history were exchanged at coffee shops, night clubs and universities.
Now even greater possibilities await on an online forum that can span the globe.
This guide will explain how you can use blogs, Facebook, Twitter or a personal website as a platform for social change.
Get out there and make something happen!
FREE ONLINE BLOGGING SITES
If you want a substantial space to flesh out your ideas, a blog is the way to go. Especially if you are looking for something free.
You can say what you need to say in as many words as you like and alter the blog with the appropriate background and color scheme to match your ideas.
You also don't need to have knowledge of HTML in order to personalize your page; the blogs listed below are very intuitive and user friendly.
Blogs are also a great way to build a network among those who share your ideology.
They also have a "Facebook Share" button, so you can share your creations easily with your friends on facebook.
Wordpress is not as easy to use as Blogger, but has more options in terms of customizing your site and using widgets.
Tumblr is more of a blog for the visually oriented: photographers, artists etc. Easy to use and provides a variety of background themes.
BUY A DOMAIN NAME FOR YOUR BLOG
So you like your blog page, but want to have your own personal site name?
You can actually buy a web domain name for your blog, instead of having to start a whole new website.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
One of the easiest way to create a social platform is to make your own Facebook profile.
Many people do not realize that these days, Facebook can be ground zero for launching yourself as an artist/musician/activist.
The advantage of using Facebook is that it is currently the world's most popular social networking site.
It is a simple way to build your network as an activist by meeting individuals and groups with the same interests and likes.
If you do decide to make your own Facebook, we
advise that you not post any private information and to read the Facebook
Terms and Policies
FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS
Not only is Facebook a personal tool, but you can also use it for business purposes
This can be useful for marketing, networking and landing gigs.
A microblog like Twitter is useful if you would like to communicate a message in 100 words or less.
Also, with Twitter,
if a flash of inspiration hits you while you're at the bus stop
or stuck at work, you can quickly tweet your thoughts via phone
to your twitter page.
One of the world's largest professional networking site.
This is a valuable tool for career minded individuals. It's free and allows you to connect with similar individuals in your profession.
The online profiles look much like a resume or a CV.
START YOUR OWN WEBSITE
So you want to host your own website, but you don't know where to go?
FREE WEB EDITING PROGRAM
PROFESSIONAL WEB EDITING SOFTWARE
The following software is a little pricey, but is high quality.
FREE GRAPHICS SOFTWARE
Want to add some color to your site? The following graphics programs are free.
PROFESSIONAL GRAPHICS SOFTWARE
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