SMD 2016: #TayoPH calls for positive conversation in Iloilo
ILOILO, Philippines – Every day has become a social media day for Filipinos, as the technology has become a common ground for the animated exchange of ideas, critiques about current events, opinionated discussions, and a venue for networking and marketing.
On June 30, the Philippines will join in the global celebration of Social Media Day (SMD 2016) with the theme #TayoPH. In Iloilo City, movers, shakers and shapers will come together to share experiences of how social media has been used effectively, and how it has become an instrument for social change.
“We at Dojo 8 Coworking Space Iloilo are taking the lead in providing a venue for the Social Media Day in Iloilo City, in order to gather people to discuss the significance of social media in our daily lives," said Kyra Ann Dianon, community manager of Dojo 8.
“We are hoping that the #TayoPH gathering will help transform all the negativity that has flooded our feeds the past months, and transform it into a positive conversation, which will direct us back into our productive use of social media,” stressed Dianon.
#TayoPH is envisioned to unite people on Social Media Day with a call to stand together to rebuild, reconnect, reboot, and re-friend. It is a day set aside for netizens to celebrate social media’s triumphs and invoke its potential in making social change happen.
“Social media empowered people, hence, we believe that it continues to hold the power of bringing people together, in bridging gaps, in crossing boundaries, and in merging divides. It has been a facility of people from all walks of life and it has been effective in giving voice to the voiceless,” added Dianon.
The movers and shakers
Dojo 8 Coworking Space is inviting different individuals for a sharing of ideas and experience on how they were able to use new technology and social media in propagating campaigns and advocacy and how it made their work effective and effect change.
Among invited resource persons are:
- Carlo Gabriel of Humans of Iloilo
- Katrina Bayog of Global Shapers and Catalyst
- Carm Novilla of Balagon Cultural Creatives
- Hikaru Oshiro and Gail Guimpo of NGO Loob
- Lance Adayon of AgConexus and Educate Simplify
- Martin Ortiz of Youth First Initiative
- Kristine Buenavista of Hawid Panublion, and
- Ted Aldwin Ong of Rappler-Move Iloilo.
The Social Media Day in Iloilo City is a localized event of people sharing the positive outcome from the use of new technology and social media. It is sharing the “social good."
The initiative also runs similar to Rappler’s annual event called the Social Good Summit. The event is evidence of the growing consciousness of Filipinos on the significance of knowledge and skills sharing on new technologies as a step in harnessing the full potential of using social media for social change. – Rappler.com
Ted Aldwin E. Ong is the Lead Mover of Rappler MovePH Iloilo.
Those interested to join can contact Kyra Ann Dianon via Dojo 8 Coworking Space Iloio.