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6. Wrap-up: Computer Science and Social Media

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(cat meowing) Congratulations on coding your first program in CS First Social Media.

This is your final video of the day.

You begin an amazing journey today in computer science while learning about social media.

Social media and computer science have the power to change the world for the better.

An example of this is the nonprofit organization, Charity Water.

Charity's water mission is to bring safe, clean drinking water to every person in the world.

To accomplish such a big task, it has to raise a lot of money.

Charity Water uses computer science and social media to encourage individuals and organizations to give to its cause.

The organization actively shares its activities and accomplishments on the social media platform Twitter.

It even holds Twitter festivals to promote donations.

One 2009 festival raised $250,000.

Charity Water's team of computer scientists developed interactive maps for the organization's website to share the progress the charity has made and to showcase the impact of donations.

They even make and share videos using the social media platform YouTube to thank those who've donated.

Thanks to you guys, Adam Lambert was one of our biggest campaigners ever on my Charity Water.

Raised over $323,000 from 5,000 donations and a whole bunch of you gave more than once, maybe two, three, four, five times.

And we were just blown away by you guys.

We want to say thank you so much.

Hey, Sam and Ash.

This is Scott Harrison.

I'm the founder of Charity Water.

I just want to thank you, thank your whole family.

For this act of generosity of compassion.

Nonprofits like Charity Water, combine social media and computer science in a powerful, persuasive way to achieve their goals.

Today, you receive Scratch sign in information.

With this information, you can access your projects and programs from any computer that has an internet connection.

Just go to scratch.mit.edu and sign in.

Your projects will be saved under the My Stuff menu.

Next, you'll program a profile page that stores a user's information using variables much like the profile pages on popular social media websites.

Instructions
Write a G+ shout-out!
Attributions
  • "charity: water" by charity: water (https://donate.charitywater.org/donate/newyear)
  • "Thank You, Semenesh" by charity: water turns five. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBrc4c_1jio) -- Licesned by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode) -- Video trimmed to needed length
  • "Thank You, Glamberts!" by charity: water turns five. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88efJ3bITZU) -- Licesned by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode) -- Video scaled up, cropping edges | Video trimmed to needed length
  • "Обзор Колоды Карт CHARITY WATER. Где Купить игральные Карты? Playing Card Deck Review" by Rommel SK - Фокусы с Картами: Card Tricks by Sailor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLPhTTSCHPo) -- Licesned by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode) -- Video trimmed to needed length | Audio removed | Video scaled up, edges cropped
  • "Twestival Drill Day 4 - Well Complete from charity: water in Ethiopia" by charity: water (http://archive.charitywater.org/twestival/)
  • "Thanks, Cale Colts" by charity: water turns five. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQx16cPhTfo) -- Licesned by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode) -- Video trimmed to needed length | Audio removed