World Anti Troll Day came together from an idea that Zsuzsanna Szkiba (Susie) had and brought to life with the help of her community, The BoPoTribe. From the moment she mentioned it, the BoPoTribe Ambassadors were ready to help out. This team effort came to life in a matter of weeks via Periscope, Google Hangouts, Face Time, a lot of text messages, Dropbox, and Google Drive. This was truly a virtual team working together at its finest.
If you are not familiar with World Anti Troll Day, here is a brief synopsis for the reason for the day.
Since Periscope’s beginnings, people have come on to others Scopes and made comments like ‘Open Boobs’ and ‘Sex’ just to name a few. These ideas are not only inappropriate, but they keep people from wanting to share their message on social media. These individuals that come on to someone’s Scopes and say terrible comments are called Trolls. Trolls like to stay hidden in the shadows and try to discourage others from their greatness. But, on World Anti Troll Day, we have decided to silence the Trolls.
Read more about all that went on throughout World Anti Troll Day by clicking here.
#WATD was an Amazing Day
There were so many positive messages shared around body positivity and anti bullying. People shared their stories for 24 hours on Periscope, Blab, and several other platforms. I loved the fact that you could log in and see several scopes going at a time with the #WATD in the title. The community stepped up and I truly feel that a small dent was made to raise awareness about body shaming and cyber bullying. I also feel that the best is yet to come. Many stated in their scopes that this was only the beginning. I think what the BoPoTribe has successfuly done is to awaken people around a topic that needed this new found attention. The organization is sure to change the world!
Lesson’s learned from #WATD
- One person can have an idea that will change the world.
- You never know how many more people are out there that will help you bring your dreams to reality.
- Your words are powerful, select them wisely.
- All bodies are good bodies!
If you are not connected to the BoPoTribe, look for our group on all social platforms. You will be able to stay in the loop on what we are working on next to fight against body shaming and cyber bullying.