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Spectacles of internet democracy

  1. 1. SPECTACLES OF INTERNET DEMOCRACY NETWORKS OF DESIRE WEEK TWELVE “A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism” Presentation by Adam Peryer
  2. 2. 1. W hat are som e core characteristics of today’s social m edia? WEEK TWELVE QUESTIONS TO KEEP IN MIND 2. H ow can networked publics succeed?
  3. 3. 3. B etween adaptation, negotiation, and all-out opposition -- what are useful critical approaches to m eaningful WEEK TWELVE QUESTIONS TO KEEP IN MIND
  4. 4. ACTIVISM: a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue. - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary What is Activism?
  5. 5. What is Digital Activism? QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  6. 6. Activism Taking advantage of newer technology.
  7. 7. Easy to share photos, videos, etc. PR O S: A good chance to engage potential participants. It’s free. Millions of users in one place. Events feature allows to organize protests.
  8. 8. Questionable dedication. May be disorganized. Not designed for activism. Difficult to contact large numbers of people at a time. Not everyone has an account. C O N S:
  9. 9. Spread your cause across various websites/platforms.
  10. 10. Merge with existing online groups.
  11. 11. Work together, get noticed. Enlist the help of activists and organizations that exist outside of the Internet. Contact the media.
  12. 12. Don’t be annoying. Refrain from sending messages to members of the group too often (more than once every two months) unless there is an urgent update that must be made.
  13. 13. Engage others. Interaction and support motivates people and could ultimately increase their level devotion to the cause.
  14. 14. Getting involved. Encourage others to participate both on- and offline.
  15. 15. 1. W hat are som e core characteristics of today’s social m edia? WEEK TWELVE QUESTIONS REVISITED 2. H ow can networked publics succeed?
  16. 16. 3. B etween adaptation, negotiation, and all-out opposition -- what are useful critical approaches to m eaningful WEEK TWELVE QUESTIONS REVISITED
  17. 17. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. “Working together is not just more enjoyable, it is necessary. Only by mobilizing our collective power and talents can we achieve our goals of social and political change.” --Dan Schultz Page 4
  18. 18. WORKS CITED - A D igiActive I ntroduction to F acebook Activism by Dan Schultz, Lead Researcher, DigiActive - T he N ew C hange-M akers: An I ntroduction to D igital Activism , Berkman Center Productions http://www.youtube.com/watch?< v=TqJEQTX7xkU&feature=player embedded_ > - F acebook.com group/like pages - M erriam -W ebster O nline D ictionary

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