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Michelle Avenant's picture

Are you actually fighting cancer?

I have seen some very interesting breast cancer “awareness” campaigns in my time on social networks.

Michelle Avenant's picture

Emma Watson and the explosion of cupcake feminism

Emma Watson’s address to the UN has been shared on my facebook feed by people I would never have equated with feminism.

Darsha Indrajith's picture

Online Activism is not black and white

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.
 
Samantha Luiz's picture

RT if you're not a slacktivist

Likes don't save lives . Money does. And Vaccines too. Yet social media still remains a site for feel-good clicking rather than actual change.

Darsha Indrajith's picture

Empty Promises

 Facebook likes don’t save lives. Yet, most ‘likes’ and retweets come from slacktivists. Can organisations and activists use digital media for activism?

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