May 28, 2015

Will Social Media Save California’s Water Supply?

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 6.49.39 PMThe answer is probably “Hell No.” However, it’s still pretty amazing that the Average Joe on social media can drum up enough controversy to make the rich people in Beverly Hills take notice. If you’re not sure what we are talking about, take a look at the recent “water shaming” articles that have been popping up left and right. Here’s one for your reference.

Using hashtags like #droughtshame and #droughtshaming California residents are snapping pics of homes that are using an excessive amount of water, which happens to be a problem in the area as a drought lingers. Our favorites include Kim and Kayne West-Kardashian (or however you say it) and their sprawling homestead, which is about as green as a $100 bill, compared to surrounding homes NOT using a ton of water to keep it that way. Will all this #droughtshaming help the situation? Probably not. However, it’s just another example in the power of social media and its users. Anybody, even you, can have a voice and be heard. That’s why we do what we do at Grin Apps. We create apps that make your lives even more social. Check it out here. Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 6.50.35 PM