5 Ways Social Media Is Affecting Local Communities

In light of Mashable‘s Social Media Day mission to celebrate the digital revolution, we asked you how social media impacts your local community.

From disaster-affected regions using Twitter for community safety to local charities rallying donations from Facebook users, we received some inspired answers about the role of social media in your hometowns.

Here are excerpts from the top five responses to our question: How does social media affect your local community? You can click on the respondent’s name to see the answer in full.

  • Mare Aehlich (Kenosha, Wisconsin) – “There are so many stories of how social media has impacted the community here, but two of the best are when Milwaukee had a 100-year flood, one man tweeted a link to his blog about his house. Within hours several people stepped in and organized a fundraiser for the family and the results were amazing to not only the family, but all of us who pitched in… Read more
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