Monday, October 13, 2008

Blog Action Day: Oct 15

a Biblical thought...
The king was furious and put the screws to the man until he paid back his entire debt. And that's exactly what my Father in heaven is going to do to each one of you who doesn't forgive unconditionally anyone who asks for mercy. (Matt 18:35)

a Book thought...
Besides a physical zit, there is such a thing as a corporate zit. And, just like the physical zit, the corporate zit always seems to emerge at the worst possible time. (p158 MacKenzie)
a Dave thought... http://blogactionday.org/
First and last, the purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a discussion. We ask bloggers to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue.
By doing so on the same day, the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue.

The idea here of getting over 1000 bloggers to focus on the same issue for one day of the year literally can impact one million people on any given day. It is a great idea and allows bloggers all over the world to express their thoughts on the issue of poverty. The Salvation Army also has global influence and when we decide to take a stand on an issue or express a viewpoint we can communicate it in 115 countries literally overnight if are to be so bold. That is the brilliance of our international structure maybe we just need to use it more for positive change rather than for control.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Mark said...

The power of technology is very compelling. Facebook has provided many examples of the ordinary people coming together to effect positive change (and most people 'get' Facebook).