Weekend Recap: Flash Mobs and Bloggers Galore
June 26, 2012 BY Devi R. Thomas
Have you ever been in a flash mob? What about a Twitter flash mob?
This weekend, Shot@Life made Twitter history. At the Type A Conference in Charlotte, NC, Shot@Life hosted our first-ever Twitter flash mob. So, what’s that?
On the morning of the first day of the conference, I stood up in front of hundreds of Type A bloggers, and showed them this video. Even though they heard it in the video, I reminded them that every 20 seconds a child in a developing country dies of a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Then, I asked them to join me in going silent on Twitter for 20 seconds. Everyone who agreed sent this tweet:
Every #20seconds a child dies of a disease that could’ve been prevented by a vaccine. I’m going silent 4 #20seconds w @shotatlife #typeacon
(click here to tweet this yourself)
We took a moment of silence as everyone tweeted, reflecting on the life of a child that is lost in just 20 quick seconds.
For the rest of the weekend, everyone was using the #20seconds hashtag to talk about their childhood milestones they want to make sure every child gets to experience. We even had an anonymous donor in California agree to donate $1 for every tweet that used #20seconds! By the end of the conference, over $1,000 was donated to Shot@Life. Keep tweeting with #20seconds so we can reach our goal of $7,500!
Overall, we had a blast at the Type A Conference. We met over 100 bloggers who were excited to write about Shot@Life. And, people who stopped by our booth got their caricature portraits drawn!
Sarah Peppel at the Type A Conference in Charlotte, NC.
Meet Leticia Barr from Tech Savvy Mama. Looks just like her, right?
Shot@Life's Senior Communications Officer poses with her caricature.
Thanks, Type A Parents, for giving us this opportunity. As I mentioned in the Writing for Good session at Type A, never underestimate the power of a small impassioned group of online (type A) moms to save children’s lives because that’s what we did together.
See you again soon.
P.S. The other half of our team was across the country at the PTA national convention this weekend! Shot@Life met dedicated advocates for children and we are excited to see some of their ideas implemented in grade schools across the country!
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