Posted by Yeh Dalag
The Social Media phenomenon had taken our generation by storm. Most of the people we know have more than one social media profile dangling along the World Wide Web. But have you ever asked yourself on how you can utilize this new medium to make a difference in your community?
There have been a lot of bad feedbacks that people tends to throw towards social media networks. It varies from cyber bullying, privacy issues, spammers and many others. But we can’t deny how social media brought people in the world seems closer to each other. So instead of pointing out all the bad stuffs we got from this innovative medium of communication, let us try to see the bright side of the story. Social Media is proven to be a great channel to promote awareness for certain situations that needs to be address. This is also a great place for people to responsibly share their views and opinion to the greater public.
Just this morning, I saw an inspiring post in my Facebook newsfeed. It’s a story about a senior Labrador dog who had walked 30 miles back to its previous family and was rejected. This story resonated online buzz by the help of social media and other news websites. Luckily for Ma Kettle (the Labrador) story reached the person that will matter the most in her life. Florida heiress, Helen Rosburg, also known as the author Helen Rich reach out to Chautauqua County Animal Shelter in Sedan, Kansas through her personal assistant and adopted Ma. The lovely Labrador, now named Lady was picked up by Helen Rich’s assistant and was flew in to Florida through a private plane. She’ll live in an 11,000 square foot home on 100-odd acres, with a whole menagerie of furry rescue companions.
Let’s all be inspired with this beautiful story where social media had work its magic for the greater good. So maybe next time you feel negativity towards this medium, remember how creating online buzz had helped turn a sad story into a happy ending. How social media helped a dog find her forever home.