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Top Words of 2014

This year has seen unparalleled word creation, given the potent combination of rapid technological change which creates the need for new words with the meme-generating powers of the internet. 402 more words

Top 10

#CameronMustGo is dead, long live #CameronMustGo?

If you’ve been on Twitter at all these past couple of weeks, you will doubtless have noticed #CameronMustGo trending somewhere around the top of the dashboard. 704 more words

Politics

Row Row Fight tha Powah!

Cue that theme music.

Sometimes ‘torches-and-pitchforks’ is the RIGHT answer.

Most of the time it isn’t, but sometimes it is.

The recent rash of protests and riots over the less-recent incidents involving police killings of black criminals serve as a collective example of violence as the -WRONG- answer. 543 more words

Random Thoughts

Beyond click-tivism

Gary Alexander’s new book eGaia examines how digital technology could be used to create much deeper changes in society

Taking action to change the world has never been easier. 132 more words

Features

Why Protests Rarely Work

On September 17th, 2001, New York City’s Zuccotti Park became Occupied. Thousands of protesters took to the park, which is situated in the heart of New York City’s financial district, to protest a wide variety of issues, the most prominent being the growing income inequality in the United States. 2,401 more words

Culture

What caused the KONY 2012 video to go viral?

So I know you have been eagerly waiting to understand a bit more about what I have been doing in my Media Culture program. Well here you go! 4,368 more words

CLICKTIVISM: Social Media for Social Change

“The great thing a little lamp can do which the big sun cannot is to give us light at night. It shows no one is superior by size but by purpose.  1,021 more words

Social Media