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Top 10 Social Activism Hashtags of 2014

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Tasha Mitchell

Comparing how quickly activists came together to form the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements in the '60s, to current sprouting social movements fueled by hashtags like #ICantBreathe, one can observe the exponential amplification value that social media serves in activism today.

#MyNYPD Social Media Discussion Dominated by Men

Leora Rosenberg | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Leora Rosenberg

Social media outcries are powerful because they allow the sentiment of the population at large to be heard louder than that of powerful organization. Hashtag hijackings have become a form of protest in which grassroots social media users criticize the sponsoring organization's.

Beyond #MyNYPD: How Law Enforcement Should Use Social Media

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

Whether the medium is Twitter or traditional press releases, community engagement should always be a bottom-up phenomenon. A hashtag will never repair the image citizens have of a police department, only actions on the ground will.

When Hashtags #FAIL

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

While our Twitter culture may be mocked by some, it is undeniable in its power.

NYPD Practically Begging For Another Twitter Disaster

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology

Undeterred by a recent hashtag campaign that went viral for all the wrong reasons, the New York City Police Department appears determined to bounce ba...

Here's How #myNYPD Could Be Saved

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media
Beverly Macy

After 9/11, the only bigger brand in America than the NYFD (New York Fire Department) was the New York Police Department. They were bonafide heroes and just could do no wrong. So how is it that NYPD brand was literally taken down with one careless hashtag (#myNYPD) this past week?

NYPD Not Giving Up On Social Media Despite Epic Twitter Debacle

AP | JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation's largest police force learned the hard way...

This NYPD Idea Backfired Horribly On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

The New York City Police Department sent out an interesting request on Tuesday, asking followers to send photos of themselves posing proudly with offi...