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Post About it, Be About it: thoughts on social media activism

Facebook these days is just grandmas uncomfortably commenting on pictures in which you are obviously drunk, cat videos, Buzzfeed, and political ideals that no one gives a shit about except for the original poster and that one guy who likes to play devil’s advocate…or maybe he’s just actually an asshole. 408 more words

Social Media

Viral matters

At what point does social media make a difference? When I heard about the “ice bucket challenge” I asked the young woman who was explaining it to me, “what is it raising awareness for”. 171 more words

KONY 2012?

In 2012, a nonprofit organisation named Invisible Children utilised the power of social media to publish a half hour video urging grassroots campaigners to support the fight against  African war lord Joseph Kony. 137 more words

Digital Media

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


Eye of the Beholder

If you haven’t already done so, check out the CBC story on a British journalist jumping into the water in the middle of his newscast, to help refugees get to shore: … 410 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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What Can You Believe?

I’ve never been one to believe everything that’s posted on blog sites. Some of the titles are a dead give a way that the content you are about to read is not true. 617 more words