Together with invited social media influencers and digital storytellers, Google Philippines held a one-day Webrangers workshop for students last September 17 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati.
Guest speakers like Jako de Leon of paperbug shared insights on how to be a successful online influencers. For Jako, who produces YouTube videos for Bogart the Explorer, creating content online is more flexible as it can target a large pie of the demographics. It’s relatively inexpensive and can be instantly shared using social media networks.
The main goal of Webrangers campaign is to encourage young students age 14-20 years old to know the proper use of of the internet in their communities.
Google Philippines partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry to promote digital literacy among the youth, educating then on how the internet is an empowering tool that is very relevant to their lives and their future, and must be used productively.
Jako’s presentation also focuses on the effectiveness of digital storytelling. He and Bogart follow and practice the 3 C’s in making digital content. These are Content Creation, Collaboration, and Cuality. The last word sounds like not, huh?
According to Jako, they would like to put Quality but they also thought it will sounds better if they play on the word and push on with 3 C’s! Pun intended.
Anyways, these are the three steps that paperbug follows and this is applicable to everyone who is starting or has already making digital contents online.
This is just one of the topics that the Web Rangers learned during the one day workshop. Fifty Web Rangers are chosen from almost 200 applicants from different schools and universities. Other topics shared that afternoon include digital creativity, amazing innovations and how to use the internet to help them pursue their passion, acquire new skills and learn new things, and inspire others with meaningful content that can help netizens to level up.
Using the knowledge and skills they’ve learned from the workshop, the students were tasked to create a campaign on how digital literacy can help web users level up, and ultimately have a better life.
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