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 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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Turn Off Your Televisions!

by Sofia Hafdell on October 15, 2013

in Participatory Journalism,Social Movements

While there is a whole debate going on about whether social media improves our understanding of social and political events, many would agree on that social media allow for wider participation. Blurring the line between media consumption and production, as discussed by media scholars such as Mandiberg (2012), social media may be the key tool […]

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Photo source: gwangjublog The Information and Communications Technology (ICT), especially Internet, allows people to expand their knowledge and widen their worldviews, access and share information fast, and learn what is currently happening on the other side of the world. In the globalized world, citizens also become familiar with negative global issues such as poverty, growing […]


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 […]


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 […]



by Therese Sjödin on October 10, 2013

in Uncategorized

Social media have made media consumption a part of media production and the use of social media can be argued to increase participation and representation in a society, “empowering the powerless”. But it is also accused of increasing the gap between the developing and the developed world with basis in the argument, by among others […]