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Controversy Behind #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

October, or more like Pinktober, is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month—which means that the world is awash in pink. The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international campaign organized by major breast cancer organizations every October to increase awareness of the disease and to fundraise for the research of the cause, prevention, and solution of breast cancer. 719 more words


"Clicktivists" or "You're Not Helping Anyone"

Facebook is filled with hundred of posts from users who claim they need your support to save the whales, save the puppies and save the starving children in wartorn lands. 713 more words


I'm (not) Helping Change The World!

Being a Clicktivist is the modern day version of a protester, because it requires minimal effort, and it’s easy to accomplish. However, there’s huge debate in whether clicktivism actually accomplishes anything. 61 more words


Is it the click that matters or the CHOICE to click?

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’. 436 more words


Mechanized Mutiny- Is 'Slacktivism' Still Activism?

With the prevalence of online activist campaigns in social media environments and the accompanying ‘click to support’ mentality, cyber-activism or ‘clicktivism‘ has gained its fair share of both supporters and critics. 275 more words


The Effectiveness of Clicktivism in Grassroots Political Campaigns

In the formation of protest group Wake up About the War, law student Abbey Reyes raises possibly the most important question of online activism

“Could you imagine going back to the days of phone trees and local meetings?” (Reyes, cited in Keefe 2003).

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Online volunteering: an effective way to help in a digital age?

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