Guest Post #6: Words + Social Tech = Oomph

I had an obvious realization. There just aren't enough days in this week to highlight even half of the outstanding women and women's causes who are using social media and technology to get their voices heard!

So let's treat these posts as a "starter kit," from where you can branch out to the topics and people who interest you. Taking a few minutes to follow their Twitter followers, or check out what pages women they "like" on Facebook can be really helpful in bringing the information you want right to your doorstep (er, computer screen).

Now, for a few more examples of Writing + Social Tech = OOMPH. These again are folks local to my own work who I recommend of my own free will, with no sponsorship:









>> Bloggers/journalists/book authors Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Courtney Martin, who also helped found Feministing.com 

     (Courtney is also a consultant at She Writes!)

>> Author/speaker Jaclyn Friedman, who also runs web tech for Women Action Media! (WAM!)

>> Lauren Kelley, Activism Editor at AlterNet.org

>> Political activists like Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner at MomsRising, and Shelby Knox, Director of Organizing at Change.org

>> Opportunity groups like Ruthie Ackerman/Jennifer Matson's Digitistas, and the international Webgrrls

>> BlogHer, the female blog behemoth aggregator and host of conferences, founded by Lisa StoneElisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins



…oh how I could go on! And that fact is exciting. Women's involvement and activism online isn't novel or naive anymore; we're placing ourselves at the cutting edge, we're demanding that our views and questions be part of media debate.

What questions do you want to add to the dialogue? What amazing women and organizations online do you want us to know about? Have you written on the topic yourself? Chime in!


Julia Barry is a feminist Web and Social Media consultant and musician.


Feel free to contact her via SheWrites or find out more information on www.JuliaBarryProductions.com.


And don't forget to check out her new tech goodies for SheWriters!


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Comment by Nissi Mutale on July 11, 2012 at 5:41pm

So true. Thank you for highlighting  such great women.

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