Social Media Brings Awareness to People Around the World

Facebook Twitter and Instagram are three essential tools used by our lupus community to bring awareness of lupus to millions of people around the world. During the 2018 observance of World Lupus Day, there were approximately 19,000 postings that used the #WorldLupusDay hashtag: 15,000 on Twitter, 3, 000 on Instagram and about 1,000 on Facebook. These postings generated nearly 100 million impressions on social media channels during the three-day observance period, May 9, 10 and 11.

Social media enables people with lupus around the world to spread information about lupus and its impact to your friends, family members, co-workers, and other associates. Share your story and encourage your followers to share your posts with their friends and family members, too. Your posts can include photos, facts, quotes, and graphic images.

To assist our community with social sharing during World Lupus Day, the World Lupus Federation has created some graphics pre-formatted for use on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. These graphics are available in English and Spanish, and we have drafted messages in other languages as well. Use this link to access the social media messages and share them on your social media channels.

Let’s all join together to bring greater understanding of lupus and its impact on World Lupus Day this year.

Written by World Lupus Federation

The World Lupus Federation (WLF) is a coalition of lupus groups around the world who work together to improve the quality of life for people living with lupus, their family members and caregivers.

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