Submitted by Darsha Indrajith on Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:34.
As mobile phones have become more ubiquitous and interactive, they have become a great tool for activism and development – especially in developing countries.
According to the UN, mobile penetration in Africa increased from 1% in 2012 to 54% in 2012 and some African countries have mobile penetration rates over 100%. Africa’s Internet users have grown seven times more quickly than the global average.
Submitted by Michelle Avenant on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:01.
Earlier this week, the South African Police Service (SAPS) tweeted a series of #StopRape “hints”, essentially instructing people on how not to get raped.
Submitted by Darsha Indrajith on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:34.
How did you hear about the Ferguson protests? Like most people, I heard about the protests and disproportionate police response from Twitter.
With police blocking journalists from reporting on the Ferguson protests, most news about it has come from activists on the scene. The protests’ prominence emerged because activists used online tools to make themselves heard and become a news story at a time when media organisations were not interested in covering them.
Submitted by Darsha Indrajith on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:06.
Tweets and Facebook posts about the current assault on Gaza are not going to stop deaths or missiles. However, they might still be useful.
Slacktivism accomplishes nothing. But, there is a difference between blithely liking a cause and regularly bringing awareness to an issue, as well as using digital tools to show solidarity.
Submitted by Darsha Indrajith on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 22:06.
The Bobs 2014 winners were announced on 7 May. No, they’re not awards for mid-length haircuts. They’re for online activism.