Facebook launched the ‘I’m a Voter’ button ahead of Scottish Referendum. It has previously been used during the last three US elections, for the EU parliamentary election, and in the Indian general election – where the megaphone reached 31 million people and 4.3 million people shared that they had voted.
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Would things have been different if Martin Luther King, Jr had used Facebook?
“Enthusiasts for social media would no doubt have us believe that King’s task in Birmingham would have been made infinitely easier had he been able to communicate with his followers through Facebook, and contented himself with tweets from a Birmingham jail. 133 more words
The phenomenon of clicktivism has sprang into our lives in the past few years as the social networking craze has spread around the world. Who would have thought 10 years ago that you could save the rainforest, stop child hunger, support a political candidate or a multitude of other things from the comfort of your own home by clicking a mouse. 687 more words
The way the Ice Bucket challenge is set up with the ice-drenching being an alternative to contributing actual money means the charity part remains a postscript. 116 more words