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spreading positive vibes on social media!

a mix of positive news graphics and vlogs!

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(posted on slack earlier) in a search for more positive news (aside from checking coronavirus updates on the big news sources every day) I've been checking the goodnewspaper's instagram account. They aim to spread credible, factually correct, positive/uplifting news! 

I've had lots of emotional ups and downs about the coronavirus situation, from "i'll be in isolation for months, won't see my school friends, ahhhh" to "we can do this! it's a community effort and it's possible to make this better." The goodnewspaper's posts about positive news surrounding the coronavirus (like vaccine testing and ways people are working around it successfully and playfully) added a touch of optimism to my view. The information wasn't ignoring the seriousness either, it was simply pointing out some positives and after reading it, I felt more motivated to protect everyone around me and be smart.

Additionally, the graphics are colorful yet clean and modern. Eye catching, easy to read, and makes education more exciting.

As for emotional connection, I've enjoyed filming mini daily vlogs to share with my friends. Or taste tests of food/snacks I've never tried before! 

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I shared the post on my social media account and told my friends and parents about how important the community effort is. I found myself echoing the positive news I read in hopes of bringing others some positivity during these interesting times..

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I reposted the post on my instagram @laurensfoodfinds. I also texted my friends and verbally told my parents about what I had read.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth
  • SMS Alerts
  • Employer

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

The actual timeline (which I understand is dependent on everyone's actions). Something that might be cool is an online tracker with a timeline that adjusts based on positive community actions and data on coronavirus updates.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

The homeless population. For my school club, we were thinking to make posters to spread information about where the homeless can find shelter and resources and post them around our community. Haven't done this yet, but making these resources accessible to vulnerable populations in our community is crucial to keeping them protected. People who don't have access to technology are also deprived of a lot of coronavirus updates that are circulating the media right now.

What is your current profession?

High school student and junior intern at IDEO's Play Lab (which I miss during shelter in place)

In what city are you located?

Palo Alto

In what country are you located?

United States


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