Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
Use Social Media
Social media is an important aspect of the Indivisible initiative. People need to be informed and educated. We should all know which policies our Members of Congress are supporting or voting against. We need to be engaged with one another.
Knowing a few of the little tricks of social media will help us create more compelling and engaging posts.
Hashtags are a simple way to organize and link information online across a wide variety of platforms. That includes this site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many others. A simple example is: #socialmedia
Hashtags should be short and match current topics that you want people to be able to explore. For Indivisible Asheville it's #indivisibleavl
Hashtags change all the time. Keep up with the trends of hashtags others are using. Use this link for daily/hourly updates. And you can make up your own. But you'll get more eyes on your post if you use a popular one along with your creative hashtag.
- #healthcare, #obamacare
Rules for writing hashtags
- A hashtag must be written as a single word, without any spaces
- You can include numbers in a hashtag, but punctuation and special characters (like $ and %) won't work
- You can search for a hashtag using the search bar at the top of any page
- On Twitter you can see which hashtags are trending. Use them if they apply, and your posts will have a wider audience.
Hashtags for Action Teams
Our Teams use hashtags to relate posts on this site with their issues.
Facebook is the largest social media platform and maybe the most important for us especially. Spread your ideas to a wider network through your friends (on your own wall) or through the facebook.com/IndivisibleAVL page.
Create an account today if you don't have one.
Hashtags in Facebook
Hashtags are essential for linking content on social media sites and our site. Use #indivisibleavl any time you post on the IndivisibleWNC FB page, or your own.
What you can do with hashtags (info from FB):
- Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar.
- Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
- Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.
Find out more at: A Beginner’s Guide to Hashtag Use on Facebook
Setting Facebook Permissions (logging in)
Setting up your security and permissions correctly is essential in Facebook. Most users don't have a great password, so consider making yours more complex, like a phrase or similar. And, MOST important, use login approvals (2-factor authentication).
More at: Stay Safe and Secure
Setting Your Facebook Privacy
Since Facebook is our main social media platform, we recognize the need for secure and private accounts.
By securing your privacy, you can keep your personal profile and "wall" private.
More at: Manage Your Privacy
Twitter provides a way to instantly share short statements, ideas, events, opinions and more with people who "follow you" as well as a wider audience. By using #hashtags, Twitter can easily relate tweets across the whole platform, regardless of whom they came from.
You have probably seen the use of Twitter by Trump! This is his attempt to bypass the media, and communicate directly to the people. We have to drown him out with messages of #resistance, but also of positivity and hope! Share the mission of Indivisible. #indivisibleasheville #indivisibleavl
Twitter Privacy and Security
Twitter has privacy and security settings you should edit as well. Find out more at https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169886
Don't forget those ESSENTIAL #hashtags when you post on Twitter. Share the mission of Indivisible. Use #indivisibleavl and whatever else you are posting about!