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How Social Media Became a Game-Changer for the Deaf Community

how social media became a game changer for the deaf community

It’s no secret that social media has changed the way people communicate with each other. Compared with just a decade ago, we know more about people’s lives (and their kids’ lives) than ever before. We’ve also become more adept at written and visual communication vs. purely verbal communication.

But there's one group for whom the advent of social media was literally life-changing, and that's the Deaf community.

Meet Enid Hwang, Guardian of Pinterest's Culture And Community

8-16pint1Pinterest community marketing manager Enid Hwang starts her day at 6:30 a.m. focused on one mission: ensuring Pinterest wins over users the same way the site did from the very beginning — one-to-one.

As Pinterest’s fourth employee and one of the site’s first few hundred “pinners,” Hwang remembers the way she and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann first worked together, meeting bloggers individually at conferences and scouting for artisans in San Francisco. She doesn’t want that type of work to stop.