Social and July 4th! Is there more? #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12July 3, 2012
I was intrigued by all the Social Media Activity for the Queen’s Julibee and so wanted to compare to July 4th!
Here’s what I found! Do you know of more special Social Media action on the 4th? If so, please share!
1. Dog Bless. This social blitz is for a great cause, those affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This social media challenge leads up to July 4th. Dog Bless has vowed to pair a service or companion dog with a war veteran for every 1,000 follows on Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblrthat Dog Bless.
- PTSD occurs in about 11-20% of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom), 10% of Veterans of the Gulf War (Desert Storm), and 30% of Vietnam Veterans. Studies estimate that 1 in every 5 military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has PTSD
- Health care costs for all veterans with PTSD will be an estimated $6.2 billion biannually
2. An Independence Day photographic essay on the relation of social media to the forming of American democracy!