Update: The Face of Facebook

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

Recently, while perusing our Causes page on Facebook (Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities), we were reminded that a number of the members of our Cause have been inactive for quite some time.

The difficulty with Causes, in many cases, is that people often invite friends to sign up for a cause (e.g. “Help Wildlife Impacted by the BP Oil Spill”), and then those friends don’t participate any further in it. This is especially true of causes that aren’t updated frequently.

Granted, we are not in “competition” with a cause dedicated to cleaning up the oil spill; however, I do think that those of us in Community Relations (and that certainly includes more than just me) can be more active with this area.

We are not necessarily looking to receive donations through Causes, as that has never been a major source of money for us. Rather, we are simply trying to spread our message to more people in Georgia, and as always, network with others who believe in similar values.

While I am one of the administrators of the Cause page, only its creator has the ability to add and/or remove other administrators. I’m currently trying to negotiate a way to “take the reigns,” so to speak, of the page, so that we can more actively use it for the above purposes.

And as I’ve said in a few previous blog entries, we are looking into getting ourselves out on the Web elsewhere. It will just take some extra time and effort.


About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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