SM for Social Good: NJ Major Uses Twitter to Send Help to Snowbound Residents In His Town

As an example of the good which Social Media (SM) can accomplish, I highlight the ingenuity of Cory Booker, major of Newark, NJ.

In the wake of the extreme snow event which blanketed the Northeast in white on Sunday, Cory is using his Twitter site as a public communications forum. Those snowed in who need help, are tweeting direct messages to Cory. Cory and his team are dispatching assistance in real-time, as it’s needed. And, it’s still happening now!

You can check the results of Cory’s acts of civic responsibility – as well as other acts of kindness – at Yahoo’s How Good Grows SM site. You can even participate in Yahoo’s site. Here’s how:

  • Sign on with your Yahoo! ID.
  • Post your act of kindness.
  • Share it with the world, as a way to inspire others to their own acts of kindness.

You can check out Cory Booker’s Act of Kindness at the Yahoo! site, here.

You can read more about what has been reported on Cory Booker, online. Check out this Time story - in which Cory is described as a “superhero with a shovel.”

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About Kelly Baig

Kelly Baig is a concerned parent of a 13 yo girl and independent marketing consultant with insatiable curiousity about all things online. Kelly runs a successful marketing services firm, WaveBreak Marketing, in operation since 2007. Kelly has over 20 years of experience in B2B marketing, including social media and online communications for clients primarily in high-tech. In her spare time, Kelly can be found training for the triathlon at her local Y, knitting, walking her two Yorkies, and trying to learn how to cook Indian food for her husband.

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