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Media to Go

A perfect, and very current, way of using mobile camera technologies is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

This is a perfect link into my group web feature. 141 more words


In defence of the 'clicktivist' et al

For the longest time I have observed social justice campaigns go viral on social media through gritted teeth. When the campaign to take down Kony went viral I was so incredibly cynical. 601 more words

Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Makes Me Sick

As one friend recently told me, I often tend to succumb to the all-too-familiar temptation of employing elaborate narratives to conceal spite. For whatever merits the phenomenon of a contemporary  760 more words

Developing Ideas for the Web Feature

This week we learnt about participatory media, so i developed some ideas in how this can relate to my groups web feature

Initial ideas that were thrown around was based on Julia’s question about social media: the effectiveness of being a ‘clicktivist’ – does it actually contribute to any social change at all? 483 more words


The cold, hard truth about the ice bucket challenge

I look at the camera, hold a bucket of ice water over my head, tip it upside down, post the video on social media and then nominate two others to do the same. 1,246 more words

Renisha McBride's Killer Found Guilty On All Counts

Theodore Wafer, 55, was found guilty on three counts including second-degree murder, manslaughter, and a felony firearm charge. Get the full story.

Online Activism


Online petitions provided by websites such as Avaaz, exemplify the discourse that Hinton & Hjorth (2013) explore regarding web 2.0 possibly being a revolutionary medium. 74 more words