The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) believes that social networking allows users to make a tangible and impactful difference, often on a global scale. An individual, cause or group can use social networking to expand, raise money and awareness, and make a difference for a particular issue or cause.
These sites are the modern world’s water coolers, online gathering places where users connect with friends and join communities of like-minded people to communicate and organize regardless of geographic boundaries. They generally allow various ways for users to interact; since direct peer to peer connectivity is the power of these networks, and most allow chatting, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups and for users to create profiles.
Wherever possible, we're happy to facilitate networking and discussion amongst gamers; where people of similar interests can meet other like-minded friends. We hope to further empower ECA supporters on these networks, creating alerts and action items to for them to support or fight legislation that affects gaming.
Please show your support and “friend” the ECA on the following social networking sites:
Facebook is a social network that connects people with others across the world through one on one connections and groups. People use Facebook to keep up with their friends, upload photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Go Cross Campus is a team-based social game where you get to compete against rivals and defend your team's honor. It's fun, easy, and free!
Twitter is a micro-blogging site where you can participate in near daily trivia challenges with prizes (such as games, accessories, and T-shirts) provided by our partners or ECA schwag. It’s fun, easy and yet another way to stay abreast of the latest discounts, offers and association news.
MySpace is focused on your ability to meet your “friends’ friends.” Keep up with the ECA and its supporters through bulletins and blog posts, and meet others with have the same interests as you.
LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.
Plaxo is an online contact organizer that allows you to keep track of and interact with your contacts. It allows you to share what you want with your contacts as well as staying up-to-date with their latest news. Joining the Plaxo ECA group will allow you to conntect with other supporters of the ECA that are a part of this online network.
Pwned is composed of real gamers who just wanted to build a place for everyone to enjoy and play games with others who play the same games. While the gaming industry constantly grows larger everyday, Pwned offers a place for any type of gamer to connect and learn about the latest and greatest as well as the classic and epic.
Gather is a social networking site focused on user generated content, which encourages user interaction and commentary. It’s a place where you can contribute your own thought, art, commentary, or inspiration, and find others with similar interests and experiences.
Think MTV is focused on political and issue based activism, organizing and action. As their slogan goes, “your cause, your effect.” The ECA will be highlighting our issues and organizing the MTV community into action.
Vocal Nation is focused on the sharing of socio-political thought. The sharing of diverse opinions is encouraged, as the community collectively decides what is most worthy of recognition.