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Clicktivism

What Muslim Hashtag Activism Actually Accomplishes

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion

(RNS) ISIS terrorist rampages, waves of anti-Muslim hate speech and fear-mongering Islamophobia are inspiring an outburst of online activism in the fo...

Social Media as a Formidable Force for Change

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

The power of social media is hard to dismiss. What once seemed like a trivial way to keep in touch with friends, sharing photos and jokes, has become a force for societal change, shining light on subjects previously unknown.

Berkeley's Freedom Flame Kept Alive by New Generation of Digital Activists

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 10.02.2014 | College
Ruairí McKiernan

While Berkeley is more progressive than many places in the U.S, it is clear that the culture of large-scale student activism has changed. Many claim the youth of today are apathetic. Others say they just engage in different ways. It may also be that exorbitant college fees play a large part in taking the radical edge out of the student population.

Ferguson Can Teach Us About Protest and Activism

Heath Brown | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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...