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  • We're nominated on ThinkSocial

    October 22, 2009


    DESIGN 21 has been nominated for a ThinkSocial Award!

    ThinkSocial is a new non-profit initiative dedicated to advancing the use of social media in the public interest. It connects people and ideas to advance the use of social media to address society’s most pressing challenges.

    Over the past year the new communications platforms and applications collectively known as social media have taken center stage in the United States and the world’s democratic discourse and civic life. Much as the rise of broadcast media transformed our public, political, cultural and social institutions and practices – the use of social media is creating new turning points across a wide range of human activity.

    Now is a perfect time to recognize and encourage those individuals, initiatives, and institutions which are demonstrating truly innovative and courageous leadership in the use of social media for public purposes.

    On November 20th 2009, at The Paley Center for Media’s International Council Event, ThinkSocial will be recognizing three outstanding examples of innovation, featuring an individual, an initiative and a collaboration between institutions, which together represent powerful models for how social media can be used to address global problems.

    Here's how they summed up DESIGN 21.