This text is part of the #FASTAfrica Communications Toolkit
Much of the activity during the action week (May 1-7) will take place through social media and on the Web. Here are some quick tips on how to get social with #FASTAfrica.
- Add a “Twibbon” to your profile picture on Twitter and Facebook.
- Make noise using the hashtag #FASTAfrica targeting key influencers
- Say YES to the #FASTAfrica Facebook event and share with friends
- Share and remix photos, logos, and infographics to raise awareness
- If you attend a #FASTAfrica event, live tweet and blog
- Follow @WebWeWant on Twitter and on Facebook.
- Connect with targets and allies on social media. Without spamming, engage with them on the issues and what needs to happen. Praise them for actions you agree with.
- Who can help amplify your message in your local twittersphere or blogosphere? Reach out to influencers with a large audience and encourage them to join #FASTAfrica.
- What is a hot topic in the media right now? Environment? Corruption? Gender equality? Join the public debate with information on how FAST Internet could help.
Use the official #FASTAfrica hashtag in all tweets — people supporting the campaign will be watching and re-tweeting.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Network is using: #internet4all. Include this where relevant, since their followers will also be interested in our campaign. Engage them!
Other relevant hashtags to follow or use include:
Speed it up! We need Internet at a minimum of 4MB/s. #FASTAfrica
Our children deserve Internet at 4MB/s to help them learn. #FASTAfrica
Businesses need Internet speeds of at least 4MB/s to grow #FASTAfrica
If I can’t stream — it´s not my revolution! #FASTAfrica
Slow Internet = slow economies! We need at least 4MB/s! #FASTafrica
Only 20% of Africans are online, it costs too much to connect. #FASTAfrica
Only 9 countries in #Africa have met the UN’s 5% broadband affordability target. #FASTAfrica
We need #internet4all but high cost is a barrier. We can change this! #FASTAfrica
Let’s redefine affordability – give us 1GB for 2% of average income #FASTAfrica
#Internet4all can only happen if it’s affordable #FASTAfrica
Digital rights are human rights! #FASTAfrica #AfricanInternetRights
We have the right to browse privately and securely #FASTafrica #AfricanInternetRights
Support African Internet rights! @AfricaNetRights @WebWeWant #FASTAfrica
#FASTAfrica means #Internet4all without snooping on us #privacy #nosurveillance
(@PRESIDENT) Please endorse the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms #FastAfrica https://africaninternetrights.org
We want ICT policy that is open and transparent! #FASTAfrica
There is almost no #OpenData in Africa. Let’s fix this! #FASTAfrica
We have a right to know what data costs. Give us transparent price plans. #FASTAfrica
African leaders, show us your ICT policies. Help us connect! #FASTAfrica
With more Internet, comes more transparency in governance #FASTAfrica