Is new media activism an illusion of new solidarity?

New Media generates opportunities for people to share and exchange experiences, discuss ideas and opinions, learn languages etcetera in a new pace and through new tools. So what is the potential of this new media when used for development and social change?

As we have mentioned in the introduction post, many of us think of social media when we talk about new media activism, which is adequate as social media on a societal level creates exceptional opportunities for information flow, emotional expression, and social influence or advocacy (Lewis et al, 2014:1). For me, the deduction of this is solidarity.

A unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a  common interest; mutual support within a group. Continue reading “Is new media activism an illusion of new solidarity?”

New Media Activism – what are we talking about?

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We are four students from the Communication for Development Master Program at Malmö University and this blog is part of a course called “New Media, ICT and Development”. Continue reading “New Media Activism – what are we talking about?”