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Ok, here is some of the deeper discussion I like to see fellas. What would be some good ideas to collaborate create a platform that's easy to access information and give people some drive to do what's "right?"
Propaganda works, but I think it's best avoided.
Possibly some kind of short website with information plentiful, yet quick to access and absorb to quickly tell people the worst businesses to support and the small things they can do?
Originally posted by EMPIRE
reply to post by Scarcer
Well, you have to communicate in the way your target audience likes to communicate. Moreover, you have to understand how they learn. Are they visual, auditory or hands on learners? The main thing you want to do is bring about awareness first, the “do what’s right” will come later, but if people are not aware of the wrong, you have to start there.
No, you don’t need to use propaganda. You need to understand humans and what humans require. Moreover, you need to understand different cultures and social climates as this will allow you to penetrate your demographic.
People are conditioned. They are conditioned to spend, conditioned to eat and conditioned to watch. A website would work, but again, you’re fighting conditioning and you have to get them to understand why change will help them and is in their best interest. See, you have to show them the benefits of such a thing, and you have to show them or give them an estimated time on when they will see results.
So yes, a website would work, using twitter, myspace, etc would work, but again, the people will need to understand what is wrong, why it is wrong, how they can change and how they can benefit from the change. Something interactive, while offering a unique user experience not rooted soley in text would be a good start. A phone app would also help as phone apps are becoming the rage and many people have cell phones.
[edit on 22-1-2010 by EMPIRE]
Thank-you for being constructive. In my mind right now, I have the idea of creating a website based on bettering yourself and your lifestyle, many people want to be healthy and do what's morally right. So with that understanding a website could be used to attract and educate people, which would possible be the foundation to "creating a better world."
So health, morality, education be the kind of values your talking about?
Health especially, there are many many people who dip toes into the topic of health, thinking that changing their cereal or eating a few less calories will make them feel better about themselves, when there is a whole unknown world full of grassroot health information.
Zeitgeist was on semi track of what I mentioned.. but I think the potential was wasted; but Zeitgeist itself had different foundations and is a completely different phenomenon.