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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!


DISCLAIMER:

THIS IS NOT A SCIENTIFIC SURVEY OF EVERY ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE.
THIS COLLECTION OF SITES REFLECT OUR PERSONAL OPINIONS ON WHAT WORKS.
DON'T TAKE OUR FINAL WORD ON THE MATTER.
USE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT.

 


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

Wordpress is not as easy to use as Blogger, but has more options in terms of customizing your site and using widgets.

 Wordpress

BLOGGER

Blogger is one of the most popular online blogging services because it is so easy to use and it is free.
 
It is also owned by Google, which allows you to expand your audience to your Google + account if you have one.  

Blogger


TUMBLR

Tumblr is more of a blog for the visually oriented: photographers, artists etc. Easy to use and provides a variety of background themes.

Tumblr

 

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.

Dummies Guide to Registering a Domain Name for a Blog

Buy a Custom Domain for Blogger

Buy a Domain Name for Wordpress

Buy a Domain Name for Tumblr


SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

FACEBOOK

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

Creating a Facebook Interest List

How To Make A Facebook Group

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.

 

Facebook for Business, Start Here

Tips For Building Your Facebook For Business

 

TWITTER

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.

Twitter

 

LINKED IN

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.

LinkedIn


START YOUR OWN WEBSITE

So you want to host your own website, but you don't know where to go?

 

 GoDaddy

Network Solutions

 


FREE WEB EDITING PROGRAM

Microsoft Expression Web


PROFESSIONAL WEB EDITING SOFTWARE

The following software is a little pricey, but is high quality.

Adobe Dreamweaver



FREE GRAPHICS SOFTWARE

Want to add some color to your site? The following graphics programs are free.

 

GRAPHICS PROGRAMS

Favicon Icon Creator

GIMP

Inkscape

Paint.Net

Picknik


PROFESSIONAL GRAPHICS SOFTWARE

GRAPHICS

Adobe

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Photoshop

 

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