Power to the Online People (Infographic)

The statistics on Sarah Wenger’s new infographic are staggering. With 30 billion pieces of content shared monthly by Facebook’s 900 million users and more devices connected to the Internet than there are people on earth, the power of social media is shaping more than our perceptions of the world. It is shaping our world.

At the Social Good Summit in September 2011, USAID Administrator Raj Shah told the audience, “Your voice matters. If you share the facts, if you share the stories, people will pay attention.”

While some people will misuse any technology, Care2 bloggers have written about the positive impact of social media in posts such as these:

Tack this infographic on your virtual bulletin board. Share it with friends. As Wenger says in her introduction to the infographic: “Keep this graphic in mind next timeyou log on, because knowledge is poweróand a little knowledge goes a long way in the Internet Age.”

Power To The Online People

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Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P5 years ago


Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Victoria P.
Victoria P5 years ago

All very important reasons to make sure everyone is somehow online and has a modern voice.

Joe Beiter
Joseph Beiter5 years ago

In the Information Age, ignorance is a choice.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

thanks for sharing

No Politics H.
Past Member 5 years ago

Hopefully the primary use will always be for good.

Maria D'Oporto
Past Member 5 years ago

Kool info, just hope it is used in a fair way.

Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago


Roxi M.
Roxi M5 years ago

my friend and i got a lot of dogs out of the local dog shelter (where they put them down if not adopted) thanks to the internet. we took pictures of them and shared them on facebook and even made a blog. it's not a hard task to just do that, and it saved so many lives and making dog owners happy with their new friend :)