About this blog

Of the different pathways into understanding new media and social change, we have chosen to look more into social media and review some of the literature about it. This blog will be discussing who is participating in social media to influence development as well as how social media is used by the participants to impact social change. The specific blogposts will, amongst other things, reflect on the use of social media as news reporting as well as armchair advocates and slacktivism. We will also discuss the digital divide and exclusion in the social media as well as the role of the diaspora in social media for development.

We hope to bring up interesting aspects of these issues and create good discussions through this blog.

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