Facebook likes don’t save lives. Yet, most ‘likes’ and retweets come from slacktivists. Can organisations and activists use digital media for activism?
A lot more female politicians are holding their own. They are now running some of the ‘male-dominated’ ministries such as home, defence and foreign affairs. Did you know that South Africa’s central bank governor is a woman?
If you're a gamer, you most likely have contempt for mobile games. These patronizingly simple touch-screen apps have no business worming their way into your domain. They don’t have memorable characters that slay beasts. They don’t have long CGI cut-scenes that knit together action sequences. They don’t even have comprehensive multiplayer modes where you get to diminish someone’s online masculinity by pulverizing them.
And yet mobile games flourish.
What?!” Paul has been absent-mindedly scrolling on his laptop for a while, but now he has found something that really removes him from our jovial meeting. “Two people were shot dead..! In a res room..! Here..!”