#ContentAs a Means for Social Change
— The Girl Effect (@girleffect) March 12, 2012
This year Biz Stone returned to SXSW for the first time since Twitter hit it big there in 2007. The Twitter co-founder wasn’t there to unveil “the next big awesome thing”, but to share five personal stories with useful lessons that can be applied to life and using content for social change.
The Newest Social Media Success In Town
— Laura B.(@1laurab1) March 13, 2012
The go-to place online for self-expression, inspiration and discovering new things? Why, that would be Pinterest of course! The social media “little engine that could” which recently surpassed the 11 million user mark in January was the star (in it’s own right) of a panel during SXSW Interactive.
Girls in Africa want to stay in school because they want to learn mobile technology and how to send texts. #sxfaces
— Alexis Kushner (@ackushner) March 12, 2012
During SXSW the panel ”Africa, Tech & Women” panel focused on how African women are utilizing technology to empower themselves and advance the development of their country. These women are incorporating multiple ways to get their message out from advocating for human rights in the digital world and social spaces, to using mobile advertising to grow small businesses and contribute to their communities. Without a doubt, education plays a vital part in the growth of women in the developing world.
Kimbra Makes US Debut at SXSW
A pink 80s prom dress-clad Kimbra is killing it at the Warner Sound party at #SXSW
— papermag.com (@papermagazine) March 15, 2012
SXSW was a success for rising-star Kimbra. The New Zeland singer/songwriter didn’t have any time to “Settle Down” in Austin; she performed eight sets over four days! From all the buzz in the Twittersphere, it seems as though she will be the one to keep your eyes on!
If you’re not in line for Fiona Apple already, you’re not going to have an easy time getting in. Packed all the way down… #sxsw
— Johnny Firecloud (@JohnnyFirecloud) March 14, 2012
Fiona Apple’s showcase caused a multi-block line up in Austin. The performance debuted new material from her upcoming album “The Idler Wheel” slated for release this summer and kicked off her first tour in 5 years!
All kinds of great – Bruce Springsteen’s SXSW keynote address j.mp/FPHDSL
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 17, 2012
Springsteen was given the honors of delivering the keynote address where he talked about his musical heros, his journey through rock n’ roll and offered advice to young musicians. It’s no wonder we call him the boss!
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