The article Social media activism can be found in Childview (World Vision).

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“The first time I saw Shawna Howson on YouTube I realized I was witnessing a new frontier in social activism. Howson is an avid Facebook user who also blogs and tweets on issues she cares about. She traveled to Zambia last August with World Vision Canada and posted short but powerful videos on the work she witnessed. A quick scan of comments on her YouTube channel show that she ignited discussion and more people sponsored children as a direct result of her video blogs (known as vlogs in the tech world).

Twenty-some odd years my junior, Howson is light years ahead of me in online advocacy. But Jesse Hirsh, an Internet strategist in Toronto with a weekly CBC radio column, assures me that those of us who don’t speak vlog can still join in the action…”