This week we have been discussing internet activism and the concepts ‘clicktivism’ and ‘slacktivism’. For me, those in support of internet activism refer to the concept as clicktivism and for those who don’t, it is ‘slacktivism’. 410 more words
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In the formation of protest group Wake up About the War, law student Abbey Reyes raises possibly the most important question of online activism
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“Could you imagine going back to the days of phone trees and local meetings?” (Reyes, cited in Keefe 2003).
With the rise of social media and an increasingly connected world, we are also seeing the rise of online activism. Being able to stay curled up at home when it’s cold and miserable and still be doing something to help others is an incredibly attractive prospect. 308 more words
Avaaz, with a membership topping 40 million, is one of the princes of the clicktivist phenomenon. These virtual warriors for justice are everywhere and have been for a while, and once you somehow arrive on their mailing list you are going to be bombarded with their earnest updates until you find the magic unsubscribe button that sets you free. 2,839 more words