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Clicktivism

Ferguson Can Teach Us About Protest and Activism

Heath Brown | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

The police force and public officials, more generally, showed a deep misunderstanding of protest and public activism, consistently unable to distinguish between the large number of protesters and small number of looters. Unfortunately, they are not alone.

Stop Pouring Ice on Clicktivism

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Social media posts of friends and celebrities taking the ice bucket challenge have been virtually inescapable in the past 2.5 weeks. However, also difficult to escape has been criticism for the challenge, its flaws, and doubts about its effectiveness. Even as the evidence that it was clearly working has piled up.

The Grey Area of Clicktivism

Javier Flaim | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Javier Flaim

There is a fine line between spreading awareness about an issue and actually inspiring action, but we have found that leveraging these four mechanisms have had the ability to change the outcome from "clicks" to real world action.

An Online Pledge That Might Actually Change the World

Search for Common Ground | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt's about changing your response to conflict. It's about having the skills to create constructive dialogue in heated situations, with uncomfortable topics.

Slacktivism Makes Not the World a Better Place

Patricia Morizio | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Patricia Morizio

We're not all (nor can we all be) cardiothoracic surgeons, human rights lawyers, or Mother Theresa. That leaves the rest of us critical thinkers scratching our heads about what it is we last did for mankind.

Looking for What Works: Best Online Organizing Reads of 2010

Michael Silberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Silberman

But behind the buzz about Gladwell and Wikileaks last year were some truly inspired commentaries that enriched the entire field of online organizing and digital social change-making.

The Tragedy of Political Advocacy

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

If you are one of the 135 million people [1] who have contacted Congress by letter, phone call, or online petition in the last few years, you've proba...