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Twitter for social change ? Why Melinda Gates opened an twitter account .

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22nd Sep 2011
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Melinda Gates who heads the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined twitter 15 hours ago and right now she has more than 15,000 followers . Motivation behind her joining twitter - its a tool for “impatient optimists”. In a blog post on why she joined twitter Melinda writes about how she believes social media can be used for social good.Twitter gives people the ability to influence peers. Philanthropy is not just about money but creatively using resources at your fingertips for greater good she says.

“Twitter is an example of this—it is the type of vehicle that allows you to share stories of impact in an instant. I’ll be using Twitter to pass along stories that inspire me.”

There is not a moment to waste when millions of people’s lives and futures are at stake. This impatience is what made her join twitter. After all, what’s more impatient than a tweet? she asks.

Follow Melinda on twitter by clicking here. What do you think ? Do you use social media for social good ? Let us know by commenting below.

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