Ignition III: Put Your Social Smarts to Good Use

Ignition III: Put Your Social Smarts to Good Use

At our first Ignition event, one of our non-profits was the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center, which provides tutoring & enrichment services for students and adults. Two representatives of the organization were at Ignition to help their team craft a social strategy for the center. After the event, they sent us this feedback from the day:

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Using social media to help save lives

Using social media to help save lives

Cyber bullying. Fear of missing out. Social media addiction. Envy of perfectly curated feeds. There’s plenty of hand-wringing over the potential negative impacts that social media can have on mental health. So it’s great to share a story about using the power of social media for good.

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How to kill a jigglypuff

How to kill a jigglypuff

Last week our team lead came in and asked, “How would you like to do something I’m almost positive you’ve never, ever done before?” I’ve found that anytime someone asks me that question I’m going to answer “I’m in” 90 percent of the time. Then, he unveiled this:“You know the atrium area? We’ve got a Pokémon GO character in the center of it. People are coming through the chained area after hours and it’s setting off alarms. I need you to get rid of it.”

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Bots, Blackface and Brands Behaving Badly

Bots, Blackface and Brands Behaving Badly

The crowds may have gone home, but the dust is still settling from Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference.  The conversation is still all about bots. The Washington Post is ready for them to start chipping away at the $50 billion app store economy. After all, no one will download a stand-alone app when you can just text a bot through Messenger, right?

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