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Everything Sucks! We Need Some French Music

We’ve talked about political economy in relation to new media – specifically citizen journalism, crowd-funding and clicktivism. To be honest, I’m even more convinced after writing this blog that new media fails to smash power structures. 64 more words

Political Economy

Click Tweet Share Repeat

So I’ve blathered on about citizen journalism and crowd-fundingwho wants to hear about clicktivism??!!!

Yep me neither, I know it’s been done to death but I promise I’ll be quick! 330 more words

Political Economy

Investigating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Remember when your whole Facebook newsfeed was just a stream of ‘friends’ pouring water over themselves and tagging their friends to either donate or do the same thing? 767 more words



A Twitter campaign to convince Starbucks to only use organic dairy may have backfired, with a number of vicious opponents co-opting the hashtag. The chaos on Twitter — the name-calling, the necessity of short-form declarative statements, the inability to add caveats or nuance — shows just how lousy the social network is for actually discussing complex issues. 16 more words

The Ultimate in Clicktivism?

I’ve just registered for Blog Action Day.  I only just stumbled across the idea this morning while fiddling around looking at something called (I think) the Festival of Changemakers.   928 more words


"Rice up" against hunger!

“Rice up” against hunger!

Make a difference this mid-sem break, for every correct answer on FreeRice 10 grains of rice are raised to end world hunger through the World Food Programme. 48 more words