Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

— Abraham Lincoln

Use Social Media

Social media is an important aspect of the Indivisible initiative. We WANT people to know what is going on. We WANT people to know what policies our Members of Congress are supporting or voting for. We WANT others to engage. Knowing a few little tricks with social media will help you create more compelling and engaging posts.

The website

Please let us know if you would like to contribute to the website by writing articles and/or other content. We are all volunteering our time. If you have the interest, let us know!

Hashtags

Hashtags are a simple way that you can organize and link information online across a wide variety of platforms... including this site, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A simple example is: #socialmedia

Hashtags should be short and match current topics that you want people to be able to explore. Here are the common hashtags for Indivisible Asheville!

#indivisibleavl

Hashtags change all the time. Keeping up with which one to use takes a little research, and paying attention to trends of hashtags others are using.

  • #healthcare, #obamacare
  • #resisttrumptuesdays
  • #swampcabinet
  • #environment

Rules for writing hashtags (from facebook.com)

  • 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
  • You'll only see posts that were shared with you

Hashtags for Action Teams

Our Teams use hashtags to relate posts on this site with their issues.

Facebook

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 you 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 You Privacy

Creating "Secret" Facebook Groups

A Secret Facebook group allows you to have a private communication network with only people in your group. Users must be added by the administrator, or other users. To set one up is EASY as well.

To create a group:
  1. Click in the top right of Facebook and select Create Group
  2. Select your group preferences, enter your group name, add group members and then choose the privacy setting for your group
  3. Click Create
Once you create your group, you personalize it by uploading a cover photo and adding a description. Then... add your users/members.

 

Setting your Facebook privacy and security is essential... and easy! Keep your posts from being public, and make sure nobody can log in to your account from a different computer!

Twitter

Twitter provides a way to instantly share short statements... ideas, events, opinions and more, to 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.

"Tweeting" can be a simple and effective way to share your ideas quickly. 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

Resources: Using twitterUsing Twitter search,

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

Twitter Hashtags

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!