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Those pesky elections

I’ve been seeing a lot of “Not voting IS my vote” and “Voting is Surrendering” posts floating around on social media lately.

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HeForShe: Just Another Case of Slacktivism?

In today’s digital world, anything we would every need or want to know is at our fingertips, just a scroll or a few clicks away. With all of this information easily on hand, oftentimes, we learn about social justice issues, charities, or causes that we may want to support. 795 more words


Read Through This For More Than Six Seconds

Original article written for TEDxKea, available here: http://tedxkea.com/altering-digital-consumption-paradigm/

Illustration : Dovile Montvydaite

Sports fan, brand activation manager and digital marketing ace Stefan Pflug is of the impression that ”When you offer fans something they truly consider valuable, you earn commercial airtime.” 572 more words


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