2008 National UniServ Managers Conference. Using Technology in Our Work with Staff. Maureen Cronin, NJEA Don Blake, NEA. Agenda. Social Media Survey Results: What you told us . . . Overview: Web 2.0 and Social Media Social Media: Issue Organizing by Example
Using Technology in Our Work with Staff
Maureen Cronin, NJEA
Don Blake, NEA
1. Briefly describe experiences if any, you've had with staff using or encouraging the use of social networking sites such as You Tube, Facebook, MySpace or others with local leaders/associations? Were these positive or negative experiences?
2. How do you or your UniServ Directors/Representatives apply social networking to association organizing and representation?
3. How much time is devoted to the use of social networking in your work life or the work life of Uniserv staff?
4. What conversations are occurring in your state about the use of social networking as a vehicle to generate member involvement in collective action?
Social Media:Three Basic Elements,
Three Dynamic Changes
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62 million active members
83% Caucasian, moreconservative group
Social Media:Issue Organizing by Example
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