slacktivism

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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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 […]

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Welcome!

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 […]

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