Social Media Series 4: How to Keep Going and Why Ignore the Trolls

Martin Solhaugen and Patrice Averilla are international influencers and YouTubers with millions of views and a combined 500,000+ followers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tiktok and Twitter.

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Who is the Presenter?

Martin, educated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu Hawaii, is a filmmaker, YouTuber, and photographer from Oslo, Norway. Together with his fiancé Patrice Averilla, the first female travel vlogger from the Philippines, Martin has been constantly traveling the world in pursuit of cultural and visual expressions. With a big heart for visual storytelling and a unique eye for detail, Martin has worked on global projects for tourism boards, luxury hotels, and high-profile clients.

Together with Patrice, he has traveled extensively around the Philippines, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, New Zealand, France, Norway, Sweden, and many other countries in Europe.

Most recently, Martin and Patrice created content for the UN Internet Governance Forum in 2021. Also, together, they presented an online workshop for our PYLP 17/18.

What is the presentation About?

Why online etiquette matters. Martin shares his perspectives on online behavior and how to be kind to content creators, others and yourselves. He reiterated the following:

  1. Internet is part of our everyday life now. BE a responsible member of an online community.
  2. Content creators are human beings too. BE a good reviewer of their content and not their outward look.
  3. Words are powerful. BE kind when commenting.
  4. Differences are inevitable. BE thoughtful when communicating your perspectives.
  5. Do not give up. BE persistent if you are passionate about creating content online.

To do the tasks below and accomplish the learning outcomes, please watch this video presentation or watch this via YouTube.

What are your tasks and the learning outcomes?

  1. On Your Own: To review the Facebook Community Standards and highlight items that are important to you
  2. With a Team: To create a Community Standard for Social Media use in your local language
  3. With Your Community: To organize a Meme and Poster Making Contest reflecting high community standards on social media