Activism

Our fellow students in the other group focusing on social media, Making Sense of Social Media , put up this video yesterday that I would like to share here as well as it connects to several points we have discussed.

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Why not exclusion in social media

by Therese Sjödin on October 21, 2013

in Activism,Social Movements

I want to share this interesting clip of Evgeny Morozov with you, connecting to what I have been discussing here regarding exclusion and expertise in social media for development as well as the debate on “slacktivism” brought up by Peppi.

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Why exclusion in social media

by Therese Sjödin on October 18, 2013

in Activism,Social Movements

Why is expertise privileged in social media debates for development? I have looked into this some more since I find it very interesting how an easily accessible technological tool (for those with internet access of course, which is not a big part of the world looking at the picture below), which at first glance seems […]

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Professional privilege in social media

by Therese Sjödin on October 14, 2013

in Activism,Social Movements

There are many examples of different usages of social media that would be appropriate to bring up here regarding who participates in ICT4D and how. The ones that I want to discuss with you can be seen as showing similar aspects concerning professional privilege while at the same time being different in the aims and […]

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Something transformational has been happening online. The participators of the social media have changed. African voices have begun populating social media and we are no longer faced with what is called “the danger of a single story”. New stories are being told through social media such as Twitter, Facebook and other forms. These powerful tools […]

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Social media today

by Lucia Mati on October 13, 2013

in Activism,Social Movements

  Social media has become a part of many people’s life and it is something that influences his or her daily life. It plays a big role in how we interact with each other. Everything online has a concept of building a community. People like being a part of something unique and special – a part of a […]

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