Yes, the power of social media can help clean the air we breathe

By definition, social media is the medium for social interaction. Using web-based and mobile technologies, social media has literally made the world smaller — with just a few clicks, a couple of keyboard taps and quick share of information, the world has become one big interactive platform. Because it’s easy to use and highly accessible, social media is now also being tapped for events, causes and things that can somehow create change in society. Enter – social media for social good.

One perfect example of how social media is helping causes is by taking a quick look on the Clean Air Network and the good work they do. The Clean Air Network’s mission is to educate the public about the health impacts of air pollution and encourage Hong Kongers to speak out in favor of better air quality management, a flash mob type of event was held recently in Hong Kong. The event was very well participated in — proving that there is, indeed, a clamor for better, cleaner and healthier air in Hong Kong.

Social media played a big role in the promotion of this flash mob type of event. Via the power of social media, more Hong Kongers knew about the event. As a result, more decided to take part in such a cause that aimed to spread awareness and to encourage more people to fight for their rights.

Which, ultimately, was in consonance with the goals of both PRDA Asia and Wheel2Wheel. Prosperity Research Digital Agency (PRDA), a Hong Kong-based social media agency, along with Wheel2Wheel, an independent non-profit organization, supported the Clean Air Network and even sent some representatives to join the flash mob. Both PRDA and Wheel2Wheel officials say that they wanted to highlight and honor the Clean Air Network and the good work that they do, hence, they joined the event and they attested that they truly felt empowered. Nothing beats joining events that are for the good of many!

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