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Social Media and Online Activism

Whenever I look at my email, there is another handful of spamming emails ranging from the completely unnecessary to the somewhat interesting. Forget “you can learn a lot about someone … Continue reading

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I Took over $4,000 from 250 Random Strangers Online

Before you start reading, no I didn’t hack into their bank accounts and take money……………250 random people helped pay my way to London by donating to MY Cause. Absolute complete … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think I Am An Activist Anymore

When I first heard this statement in class, “the revolution cannot be tweeted,” I completely disagreed. Social media for me is a revolution itself. It has changed the way people … Continue reading

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“Pictivism” or “Slactivism”

In his article, “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted” Malcom Gladwell talks about the power of social media and how it has reinvented social activism in its … Continue reading

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Pillow Fights For Our Rights

A newer and up and coming type of protest and media mobilization are what pop culture has coined as “Flash Mobs”. Now, popular culture has given the public the idea … Continue reading

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500 Friends I Wouldn’t Take a Bullet For

I thought Gladwell’s article did a really great job of contrasting the level of devotion that individuals feel towards their close friends with the level of antipathy one usually associates … Continue reading

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Hands up don’t shoot!

Social movements have been benefited by the advantages of social media and other technological tools to attract people’s attention and acceptance about contemporary issues. Around 6 months ago I saw … Continue reading

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New York Leaves It’s Digital Self at Home and Hits the Streets

It all started as an assignment that needed to be done for one of my sociology classes. It required students to take part it in an act of activism. Yeah … Continue reading

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Media Gets the Point Across

In class, we talked about how different sources of media are being used to promote issues and tragedies happening around the world. Most groups promoting an issue start small, then … Continue reading

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Why the Revolution Will NOT be Tweeted Reaction

I decided to read “Why the Revolution Will Not be Tweeted” by Malcolm Gladwell for this weeks post. I found this reading extremely interesting and found myself both agreeing and … Continue reading

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