So it’s mid-week of NAIDOC week, and the social media buzz for NAIDOC is about what is happening locally around the country.
|Taken & shared via Instagram by @M4trisse at Tjapukai‘s 2012 NAIDOC Day in Cairns, North Queensland|
Today from our Deadly Bloggers,
- Mark Mullins commemorates NAIDOC week by exploring the art and culture of Arnhem Land on his blog Blak and Black.
- Anita Heiss gives us a round-up of the first days of NAIDOC celebrations in Sydney and it looked awesome! Anita also had an opportunity to talk about NAIDOC to a different audience with a guest post on The Hoopla.
- Ebswearspink gets reflective about NAIDOC on her Rambling Girlie Tumblr, with a post featuring the Triple J version of Sam Cooke’s song, Change is Gonna Come.
- And finally, Solua Middleton‘s ABC Open’s blog gives us some highlights from the Gold Coast Indigenous community.
But it’s not just blogs, we’re seeing images and reports of events from people around the continent, on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Rhianna Patrick from the ABC’s Speaking Out, used Storify to collate images and stories from all over social media about the first day of NAIDOC Celebrations. Storify is a great tool to curate a picture of a topic all
in one place.
One last thing, Luke Pearson is leading the Get NAIDOC trending movement on Twitter. Trending basically means that a term or topic is is being talking about by many people at the same time. By trending, topics can gain broader attention and audience. In itself it’s not a goal of a movement, it’s an opportunity to grow people’s understanding, knowledge and awareness of a topic, event, or issue.
Think I’m finally getting the hang of this radio thing. I hope I sound ok. I did manage to fit in a “Go Qld”. Lol.