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Model, bloggers talk on social media influence


By Micah Althea A. Gemeniano | News Writer

 

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Media Influence. Bloggers come to Luce Auditorium to explore the ways social media can affect the lives of people in society, Aug. 13. Photo by Dave Dianne Ludoc

Social media users can use their platform to promote social change, said Julian Rodriguez, one of the social media influencers at the second Silliman University Digital Summit at Luce Auditorium, Aug. 13.

With the theme “Blazing a Trail through Responsible Digital Influence,” the speakers shared their experiences on social media etiquette and responsibility.

Rodriguez, an SM Youth model, was this year’s speaker along with content creator Mike Miguel and fashion blogger Etienne Chantal Codina.

Rodriguez said his modelling career began when he won SM Youth Go-See (Season 3), a digital reality-show and model search for SM’s fashion line aimed at teens.

He said he applied for the contest after seeing a post on social media, making that personal experience an example on how social media can change lives.

Meanwhile, Codina said there is more room for positivity online.

Miguel, creative consultant and LGBTQ+ advocate, said influencers can use their platform to share their advocacies.

“It is when I realized that I owe it to my readers and also to myself to be more honest because… even if we didn’t sign up for it, we are role models now and that we should think through what we post and that we should be more vocal, especially on issues that are important for us,” he added.

Moreover, Digital Summit Chairperson Christian Denzel Sagun said responsible social media netizenship is important to learn as social media continues to be relevant.

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