A Call to Arms: The Social Media Declaration of Independence

Two-hundred and thirty-four years ago Congress unanimously declared thirteen colonies to be united as a whole entity. The United States of America.

In 2010, we are faced with a new society that adheres to its own rules, regulations and contains a larger population than any other country on Earth.

We need to standardize the privacy laws and what role our tweets, posts and blogs play in the eyes of our employers or potential employers.

With the constant push for dedicated rights of privacy, sharing and ownership of content we must rise up and do what Social Media is best at. Bringing everyone together to voice their opinions. To compose a document that outlines rules, regulations and best practices for interaction in the vast countryside of Social Media. We need to standardize the privacy laws and what role our tweets, posts and blogs play in the eyes of our employers or potential employers. Should we be fired for what we say online? Should we be held back from a job offer because of an article we wrote?

What I ask of you is this: Post your thoughts. Post your stories. Post your concerns. And, last but not least, share this with everyone you know that uses Social Media.

If we can bring enough of us together to draft an adequate declaration we will send it to elected officials, the press and finally the White House and foreign leaders.

We will create a document that will act as an outline to make the online world a better place. If we can bring enough of us together to draft an adequate declaration we will send it to elected officials, the press and finally the White House and foreign leaders. Each of our names will be on the document as participants in bettering the lives of many.

We all voice our concerns and use Twitter as a soap box. But there comes a  time when we need to stand up and make things change for the better. To remove the need for a soap box. To be a community and come together as one. It won’t happen by itself.

That time is now.

Update: During the last presidency I was sought out by a Senator to speak with the President and Congress regarding business development and boosting the economy. If we have enough support this declaration is a possibility. Don’t sell yourself short. Without your help this will not materialize. Without action there will never be adequate reaction. Step one is participation.

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