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Blog 3~ Slacktivism in Action

Blog Post 3

Slacktivist Behaviours

From my discussion of Slacktivism, it has become evident that it is a behaviour people often take part in unconsciously, I found that many of my interviewees weren’t fully aware that their actions online could be considered slacktivist. 895 more words

Online Activism

Let's Get Digital

New digital technology is radically transforming how social movements grow and organize. To find out about new tools and trends (and how to do digital meaningfully), I invited one of the smartest digital minds in Canada over for waffles. 1,313 more words

Democracy

Hashtags for Social Media Activism: Fruitful or Futile?

#MeToo.

With these two words, victims of sexual assault and harassment have boldly taken to social media to share their stories and struggles. From A-list celebrities to friends and family, social media platforms have become inundated with these posts, which is exactly what Alyssa Milano wanted. 430 more words

Marist EsPResso

Rights, Responsibilities, & Your Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is an integral part of our First Amendment, but what does it actually mean? How many of us understand this freedom correctly? How many of us exercise this right in an effective way? 680 more words
Citizenship

Armchair Activism: The Power of the 'Share' Button

Slacktivism has become our society’s new social norm in recent years and Saturday Night Live sheds light on this passive form of activism in their hilarious (but relatable) music video entitled, “Thank You, Scott”.

Citizenship

The Rise of 140 Character Activists

In today’s world, technology has made it easier than ever to get involved with social justice issues. For myself, most of the information I know concerning conversations around racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. 322 more words

Citizenship