Lend Your Voice - Sign Up for the World Birth Defects Day Thunderclap

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 is World Birth Defects Day. Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. For the second consecutive year, many international organizations and individuals are collaborating to bring attention to this global public health issue. We invite you to participate with us! Currently the social reach of the World Birth Defects Day Thunderclap is 1.1 million. Let's see if we can increase that to 2 million!

Join us as we increase the conversation on birth defects and their global effect with the World Birth Defects Day ThunderClap. ThunderClap is a social media tool that allows supporters to sign up in advance to share a unified message at a specific time via their individual Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr account. The collective action creates a wave of support – or “thunderclap” – across social media. The Thunderclap will go live March 3, 2016, at 9AM EST. Be sure to sign up before 9AM EST on March, 3 in order to participate!

To join the Thunderclap campaign, go to https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/37334-world-birth-defects-day-2016 and support the World Birth Defects Day by your Facebook and/or Twitter account. Below you find instructions on how to join this initiative.

Thunderclap Instructions

Don’t worry if you have not heard of a Thunderclap, participation is easy.  All you need is either a Facebook and/or Twitter account and a few minutes. If you’re on Facebook and Twitter, use both accounts!  Follow the directions below to get started.

Thunderclap is a tool that helps large groups of people share a single message together at the same time with the goal of having #WorldBDDay trending, meaning an extremely popular topic on social media, from our collective efforts. The #WorldBDDay Thunderclap message will be disseminated at 9:00am EST on March 3, 2016. Don’t worry if you are on a different time zone.  By following the directions below, you can set up your message in just minutes today and it will be sent out from your account automatically on March 3rd at 9:00am EST.  

Steps to set up your #WorldBDDay Thunderclap message:

Any time before 9:00am EST March 3, 2016

1.       Visit https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/37334-world-birth-defects-day-2016

2.       Scroll down until you see the red bar that says “Support with Facebook”, “Support with Twitter” and “Support with Tumblr”, and click on the box that is relevant to you. 

3.       At this step you have the opportunity to make the message your own by customizing the suggested tweet. We advise keeping the hashtag  #WorldBDDay  and the link provided at minimum for your participation to count as part of the Thunderclap.  

4.       Click on “Add My Support” in the red bar at the bottom of the screen. At this point, you may receive a prompt stating that Thunderclap will receive your public profile. This gives Thunderclap the ability to share one message on your account. After the one message is sent, no additional messages or posts on your account will occur.  Click okay.

5.       Please spread the word. Invite friends to join the Thunderclap by sharing a message of your participation on your Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr:   Thunderclap automates a message for you and you have the option to customize this message as well. This notifies your network of colleagues and friends about how they can join the Thunderclap.












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