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Social Media and Saving the Environment: Clicktivism or Real Change?

Shannon Dosemagen | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Shannon Dosemagen

Environmental sensing networks will grow in the coming years, but the proliferation of new platforms that don't speak to one another is troublesome.

10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Shopping for presents, finding a great restaurant, binge-watching TV shows -- in many ways, the Internet has made life simpler with just a few clicks....

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

Camille Crittenden | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Camille Crittenden

Even as we celebrate and recognize the advantages of online tools for organizing and promoting civic dialogue, we must find ways to recognize the unique advantages of cyber and physical systems, and bring them closer together for promoting democratic values.

Kate Sheppard

California Is On Fire And Its GOP Rep Insists It Has Nothing To Do With Global Warming | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a town hall that global warming "is a total fraud" perpetuated by people who "...

Achievement Unlocked: Twinkies For Everyone

Dee Emm Elms | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dee Emm Elms

When you "share" something on Facebook or Twitter, you're not handing over your second Twinkie. Instead, you're essentially shouting as loud as you can, "Hey, look, everyone! I've got two Twinkies!" And then you wait to find out how everyone else feels about your news. Founder On The Impact Of Online Activism

Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact

Ben Rattray was set on being an investment banker until his senior year of undergrad at Stanford University when one of his younger brothers came out ...

VOTE! Webby Awards Nominates 5 Sites For Social Change Award

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

Nothing will replace the immeasurable power of a protest that gathers thousands of people in a city square. But a number of organizations and social n...

Latino-Focused Online Activism: Does It Work?

Elianne Ramos | Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

Any and all efforts that can potentially awaken our consciousness and drive us to individual and collective ownership and action over issues, are completely worth it, in my book.

Five Questions for Simon Mainwaring

Jeff Sweat | Posted 11.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Sweat

Branding consultant Simon Mainwaring was an agency star, but his work as worldwide creative director for Motorola at Ogilvy and other agencies didn't exactly point to his latest venture -- a book and social branding firm that aim to help create a more equitable world.

Egypt's New Era

Ramy Nagy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ramy Nagy

There are so many projects in development right now in Egypt. The conversations here are now about building the country, investing in innovation and challenging the status quo.

Malcolm Gladwell: 9,999 Hours Shy

George Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Weiner

Twitter doesn't deserve a Nobel any more than a mobile phone, laptop, printing press, or other communication tools do. Give people more avenues to communicate meaningful ideas and good things will happen.

The Fundamental Dishonesty of the Republican YouCut Budget Project

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

The fruits of Eric Cantor's new "YouCut" project made it to the House floor last week, with results entirely predictable: nothing passed, and it did s...

To Fight Cuts, Nevada Students Take To Their Computers

Nevada Sagebrush | By: Jay Balagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Facebook groups, petitions, angry letters and plans for meetings and rallies sprung up on campus last week as students in more than a dozen [Universit...

7 Tips For Online Activism

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford


Guilty of Hope: Egyptian Activists Arrested For Promoting El Baradei

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

Last night, several Egyptian Activists and bloggers were arrested while spraying graffiti banners promoting El Baradei. But their real crime is that they are trying to summon a spirit that is evil in the eyes of the current regime.

Online Activism 1.7: Lessons Learned in Copenhagen

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kevin Grandia

While social media played a role like never before in the run-up and during Copenhagen, there remain issues that must be overcome before activism fully utilizes the power of social media.

11 Twitter Activists You Should Be Following

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tired of reading tweets about breakfast and balloon boys? We've compiled a list of some of the top activists on Twitter, many of whom you might not ev...

Responding to Mumbai: A Population Speaks Out

Jared Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Cohen

In response to the Mumbai attacks, Facebook and other online social networks are flooded with communities, discussion groups, and individual members convening online to speak out with an amplified voice.

MoveOn At Ten

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years to the day after American forces began their campaign of "shock and awe" in Iraq, opponents of the war gathered in Washington. While some c...