Self-described “Baltimore fanatic” Sam Armacost, (who is also a web developer by profession), uses social media to keep her neighbors in Medfield connected to relevant information like road closures, safety issues, or upcoming events.
At this year’s Neighborhood Institute, Sam’s workshop on Social Media will educate participants about how they can better connect with neighbors through Facebook, Twitter, and the recently launched networking service for neighborhoods, Nextdoor.
Tell us about your background.
I’m a recent first-time homeowner, web developer, pie baker, and Baltimore fanatic.
What do you love most about living in Baltimore?
I love Baltimore because you can explore nature in Druid Hill Park, go to a concert/performance/gallery opening, walk along the harbor and have an amazing dinner all in one day.
Why are you passionate about social media?
Social media is an amazing force of communication. Conversations can be initiated between strangers that would otherwise not interact to than rally together to produce actual change within a neighborhood. I see Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor as tools of empowerment for the individual and the community.
What do you hope people will take away from your workshop?
I hope that those who attend my workshop will be encouraged to either establish, or make better use of, their community’s social media presence.
Learn what you can do to build and strengthen vibrant urban neighborhoods at GHCC’s 6th Annual Neighborhood Institute: Love Where You Live on Saturday, March 9. Register now for this FREE day of informative workshops, led by some of Baltimore’s best and brightest activists, artists, educators, and leaders.