Woman who should be famous

In society today many young women are influenced by numerous types of role models, from celebrities, to models and reality stars in pop culture. While these aren’t the best positive role models , there are real woman who positively influence young woman’s lives for the better but unfortunately go unnoticed.

Well Dove wants to introduce “woman who should be famous” campaign. A project aimed at introducing young women and girls to real, admirable women. The goal of this  movement is to put a spotlight on strong women, empowered women, kind women…real women.

Base on this article (http://www.howtosurvivelifeinthesuburbs.com/2012/06/women-who-should-be-famous-dove.html) here are some enlightening facts:

  •  when girls feel bad about their looks, nearly half of girls (47 percent)* disconnect from life and avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school or even giving their opinions
  • “Second to Mom, 32 per cent of Canadian girls cite celebrities, such as Hollywood starlets, as their top role models. At Dove, we believe that there is a need to shift the spotlight and identify other inspirational women who have a positive relationship with beauty to positively shape the self-esteem of Canadian girls,” said Sharon MacLeod, vice-president of marketing, Dove Canada.


Have you known a woman who can positively influenced a community and is a special role model to younger women?
Well Katie Couric, a correspondent for ABC News, wants to hear about their stories here (http://www.katiecouric.com/dove/women-who-should-be-famous/ )


Will prime Olympic coverage be lost because there are limits and restrictions to participants social media activity?

Social media plays an active role in our social life today. From communicating to people, to helping business expand. It has even made it’s way to the Olympics!

The role for social media in the Olympic games is to make the games feel more enjoyable and more exciting for the participants and their fans. And as the majority of the world cannot attend the games, social media helps enhance the overall experience for those not present.

Though it is understandable that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) is attempting to limit the promotion of brands that are not official Olympics sponsors to preventing both controversial posts and upsetting their official sponsors. The controversy lies in mixing of professional and social life. Many argue that the IOC cannot dictate what someone may or may not do with their personal social media page.

One might go as far as saying that the London 2012 is not a “social media Olympic” with all the rules and restrictions cause by the IOC. By not allowing the participants to share some of their experiences during the games, ‘the world’ may lose prime coverage, in turn limiting both the participants and their fans.


The true question at hand…

Should social media site’s be monitored? Who should monitor them?