Call to Action! What Does Social Media Mean to You? {VIDEO}

Via on Feb 16, 2012

We Need You.

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The elephant community heard the call and they are responding.  Now it is your turn.  Where is My Guru co-hosts Jessica Durivage and Diane Ferraro will speak as presenters of their co-authored panel presentation “Radio Free Yoga–Self-Realize x Social Enterprise,” at the SXSW Interactive Festival 2012 headquarters in Austin, TX. Their panel will explore bringing yogic philosophy into the mainstream discourse of social media, providing a platform for positive, healthy and effective communication based on the five yamas, or principles, which guide how individuals interact with the world whether in person as practiced through the ancient tradition of yoga or today through the world wide web. Joining Jessica and Diane on the panel are Waylon Lewis, founder of the decade-old print-to-online far-reaching publication elephantjournal.com, and Seane Corn, world-renowned yoga instructor and co-founder of the philanthropic organization Off the Mat, Into the World.

Post a video of yourself on the Where is My Guru Facebook page – 2-4 minutes long, on why it is important to incorporate mindfulness into your online communication.  Here is what the community has had to say so far, just us normal people, in our normal clothes, living our lives.  Here we are, without the guise of a handle or anonymous name.  This is who you are liking, unliking, thumbing up, down… We are all real people behind the screen

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“Social Media is important to me because it allows me to send my message out to the masses.  It is my mission to create these messages in a mindful positive way. It is important to me to be a part of this Mindful Media Revolution” – Jennifer Cusano, Social Media Director at Where is My Guru & Editor and Writer at elephant journal

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“For me, it is about community.  It is about connecting with people who we otherwise would not be able to connect with.” – Diane Ferraro, co-host, Where is My Guru

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“To my knowledge this is the first time this topic (Yogic Philosophy) has been discussed at (SXSW) Festival and it is wonderful they have been able to initate this discussion in the tech world. The path is the goal. The discussion is the goal.  THIS discussion is the goal.”  - Angela Arnett, Founder, Om Lexington and Where is My Guru Social Media Consultant for SXSW Festival

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“As Seane Corn says, take it off the mat and into the world. For many of us, we take it off the mat and onto our computers for eight to ten hours a day.  How are we engaging thoughtfully? How are we creating connection?” – Jessica Durivage, founder, Where is My Guru

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“Debate and discussion as a spiritual practice can include a level of very healthy disagreement.  It requires a certain amount of courage.” – Julian Marc Walker, Writer and Contributor at elephant journal, Yoga Instructor, Bodyworker

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“You have this amazing tool available to you. Stop using it as a weapon. You have a choice to put more love out there, or more hate.  The choice is yours. – Kate Bartolotta, Contributor and Editor at elephant journal, Dr. Seuss lover and vegan newbie

We can’t wait to see what you have to say.

About Where Is My Guru

Where Is My Guru, a social media hub spreading the light of yoga and cultivating leadership and service in communities via an online weekly radio show airing live every Friday, 11 am EST on Blog Talk Radio. WIMG is committed to bringing mindful media to the masses and advancing the melioration of individuals, communities and the environment through the power of our collective voices. #WIMG is the ultimate cross-over social media medium delivering vibrant live discussions on air generating one-of-a-kind written interviews, and connecting individuals and the causes they support with over 50% of programming dedicated toward providing service organizations and projects a platform to spread their cause. Emulating our heroes NPR, PBS, Arjuna and the Muppet Show, we keep it thoughtful, informative, and often warm and fuzzy. “Leading you back to you,” #WIMG is dedicated to harnessing the power of social media to be the change we wish to see in the world.

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5 Responses to “Call to Action! What Does Social Media Mean to You? {VIDEO}”

  1. [...] generate some buzz before their SXSWi 2012 presentation, the peeps at Where Is My Guru issued a call to action to the online yoga media community. The challenge was simple enough: make a video response to the question, “What does social [...]

  2. [...] Black definitely added to the excitement and allure of what Jess and Diane can expect at SXSW. I think anybody who listens to the show will have a small part of them that is itching to check it [...]

  3. [...] will be meeting up with Waylon again in a few weeks at SXSW as presenters along with Seane Corn on how to use social media mindfully. The panel, “Radio Free Yoga—Self Realize x Social Enterprise” will air on Here Women [...]

  4. [...] been chosen to present, you all were there to celebrate with us as well. You’ve answered our call to action, showing us what mindful social media means to you. It only seems natural for us to pack up and [...]

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