We really enjoyed Suw Charman-Anderson's recent blog on Corante, Why Social Media Is Important to Civil Society. In it she uses our white paper Public Media 2.0:Dynamic Engaged Publics to look at how the emerging participatory media trend affects civil society. Anderson says, "Civil society associations, by using social tools, can extend the reach of their web presence and the strength of their network, and form direct relationships with the individuals in their constituency. Social tools can also provide website visitors with something immediate to do, even if it is a small action."
Anderson also discusses newly forming trust issues that come along with this change and the general challenge of using technology to organize. It looks like this blog is just a small part of a larger paper Suw is working on. We can't wait to see more! Read the blog here