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Sunday, March 15 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Homeless and Social Media

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Over the years social media has boomed and access to programs like Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools have become availiable on even the cheapest devices. With the growth of socal media so has its use among the homeless across the country. Homeless are able to communicate with friends, non-profits, total strangers and even celebrities. Non-profit Facebook campaigns or short Youtube videos are nice but nothing beats actual engagement with homeless. Through Social media homeless are able to have a direct voice with their community where as before homeless had to rely on non-profits to try to tell their story.

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Greg Staffa

Writer, Your Entertainment Corner
Northwest Airlines saw fit to terminate Greg Staffa after he was hurt on the job by pointing to his weight to get out of the work comp liability. Disabled and unemployed in 2009, just as the economy was falling, proved to be too much and by the end of the year, Staffa lost his home... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:30pm - 5:45pm
ACC Ballroom B Austin Convention Center

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