Reclaim Social is a podcast powered by Lightful talking to people who make social media more inspiring. From big nonprofit organisations to individual acts of kindness, we can reclaim social media, for good. #ReclaimSocial started as a campaign on February 6 of 2018. Since then, it has reached 40 million people who want to focus on the positive aspect of social media. Let’s make sure we keep the conversation going.
S02E04 - Countering digital hate and misinformation with Imran Ahmed (CCDH)
We’ve talked to Imran Ahmed, CEO of Centre for Countering Digital Hate, to find out more about his work at CCDH on disrupting the architecture of online hate and misinformation.
We discussed how social media has contributed to the rise of online hate and misinformation, the impact of COVID-19 and the spread of anti-vaccine information. We also talked about everyone’s responsibilities on individual and platform level and the best way to get tech companies to address the existing problems.
Imran also shared his thoughts on movements like “Stop hate for profit” and how they can contribute to a big change in the online world. Enjoy the episode!
S02E03 - Tech, activism, and self-care during COVID-19 with Seyi Akiwowo (Glitch)
Back by popular demand, we’ve invited Seyi Akiwowo on the podcast for the second time to continue the conversation on social media, activism, and self care. In the context of COVID-19, there has been an increase in online abuse, racism, and hateful content.
Black women have 84% more chances to be harassed on Twitter. Are tech companies doing enough to protect them?
Seyi is talking about the role of tech platforms in the current situation, how we can personally protect ourselves and how to hold everyone accountable. We’ve also talked about the importance of self-care for activism and how to set boundaries to protect our mental health during the lockdown.
S2E02 - Kindness by Post with the Mental Health Collective
We’ve talked to Dr. Amy Pollard, Director of Mental Health Collective, the hub for unlocking social and collective approaches to mental health.
We asked her about her work, the social and collective dimension of mental health but also the new ways to come together during COVID-19.
We’ve found out more about the initiative Kindness by Post, which is kind of like a secret Santa for kindness and we also discussed the role of social media and the sense of belonging we are craving more than ever.
S2E01 - The future of digital for nonprofits with Beth Kanter
We’re back with our second season! We’ve talked to Beth Kanter, nonprofit expert, master trainer and Lightful’s Senior Advisor, to hear her thoughts on the evolution of social networks and what it means for nonprofits.
Beth is a pioneer in the nonprofit sector and she has followed closely all the big trends ever since Twitter was still a small community of people trying a new shiny toy.
We’ve asked her about the future of social media, the impact of AI in our lives and also the things we need to focus on when building our digital skills.
You don’t want to miss it if you are passionate about the charity sector and what’s coming next!
PS. This episode was recorded before COVID-19 came into our lives, which means you get to enjoy an episode that is…COVID-free!
12 Online abuse and digital self-care with Seyi Akiwowo (Glitch)
We’ve talked to Seyi Akiwowo, Executive Director of Glitch, to find out more about her experience setting up Glitch, the transition from politics to the charity sector and how we can end online abuse by championing digital citizenship.
Glitch is about raising awareness for online abuse combining awareness, campaigning, and training to help fix the glitch, or else, make the Internet a better place. Seyi has shared with us her tips on how to be an active bystander online, how to practice digital self care based on everyone’s needs, and how to amplify the good stories on social media.
We’ve also talked about the role of social media in activism, the secret to avoiding the activist’s burnout and the reasons we all need to have people in our lives that keep us accountable.
This is the perfect way to end the first season of our podcast!
11 Making happiness viral with Action For Happiness (Mark Williamson)
We’ve talked to Mark Williamson, co-founder and Director of Action for Happiness, to find out more about Action for Happiness and how it became a mass participation movement with hundreds of thousands of members and a wide range of activities.
Mark Williamson has talked to us about the importance of meaningful work and a sense of purpose and how Action for Happiness has built a community of people who aim for a happier and kinder world. We’ve also discussed the importance of social media to build a community and how the ripple effect can lead to purposeful interactions.
If you’re looking for inspiration, this episode is for you!