Maybe it's the economy. Maybe it's the nasty turn the American Presidential campaign is taking. Maybe it's that I'm feeling a little stressed out from the different projects I have going on right now. All I know is that I think we could all use a little love this week, so here's your project for Web 2.0 Wednesday (a day early, unless you're "down under").
Do a Digital Favor for Someone
Yes, I know, it might be better to do a something nice in "real life" , but since this is weekly activity is all about social media, we're going to do something digital. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:
- Send someone an ecard.
- Make someone a Glogster telling them how wonderful they are.
- Leave a nice comment for a blogger you've never commented on before. Or go to one of your favorite bloggers and tell him/her why you appreciate what they do.
- Share a bookmark with someone in your network. Or maybe a few.
- Show someone how to solve a problem using social media, like Tony Karrer did last week with his screencast on using LinkedIn to find an expert. Use Jing (like Tony did) or maybe do a quick comic book-style instruction.
- Leave a funny message on someone's Facebook wall. (Do NOT superpoke, however--that's just annoying).
- Tell your Twitter friends that you love them or share a link to a great resource (in 140 characters or less)
- If it's not too late and your in the US, help someone register to vote online.
- Make an online donation to your favorite charity. Money's tight, yes, but it's tight for everyone, so we have to spread it around.
- Record a song or a poem or whatever with your cellphone and send a podcast to someone.
The list could go on, but I'm sure you guys are more creative than I am. Feel free to do more than one thing, too.
If you blog about it, be sure to tag it with web2.0wednesday. And if you'd like, leave me a comment here--I'd love to hear about what you do.
This could be fun. Let's spread the love and let's spread it all week, not just on Wednesday. Now go forth and be a good digital citizen.