Social Media

Sharing your experience in vivo can be a powerful way of connecting with your social network to share highlights of your travels and to reflect upon your experience. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and blogging are common platforms used by Carls.

The technicalities of gaining access to social media services are covered above, however, you should also think carefully about your social media presence while traveling and how your activity represents you, your hosts, and those who follow you. Avoid posting photos of people, especially children.

The resources produced by Radi-Aid are especially valuable in showing how social media posts can affect host communities.

The OCS Blogger’s Code of Ethics covers important topics to consider when posting to social media platforms.