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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

Leadership

We Have Banksy …NOW WHAT?

Original Article published April 1, 2014 on Sassmouth

How can you criticise human rights activism? It’s kinda like kicking a puppy, isn’t it? But I feel compelled to talk about activism critically, after  1,280 more words

Arts

Missing the mark: #MCInHerShoes

Recently, to commemorate Women’s Month, Marie Claire South Africa announced their #MCInHerShoes campaign. The campaign features 18 male celebrities who pose in high-heeled shoes to “stand with women”.  667 more words

Digital Media

Avaaz: clicktivist heroes or Soros wolf in woolly disguise?

by BlackCatte

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

Empire Watch

Word for the Week: Clicktivism

Were you one of the many millions who “rainbowed” your Facebook profile pic when the US Supreme Court legalised gay marriages recently?

Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg did it and the rest of the world followed suit. 503 more words

Alison Rodericks

The State and the Selfie: India and Slacktivism

The Monograph was originally published in Warscapes Magazine

Our thoughts, feelings, desires and actions are being robotized; ‘life’ is coming to mean feeding apparatuses and being fed by them. 1,245 more words

Photography / Essays On Photography

Clicktivism: Power to the people?

As an avid clicktivist myself, I wouldn’t hesitate to reel off the benefits of having such a far-reaching, fast-paced method of getting your voice heard at your disposal.   702 more words

Glasgow University