NXNEi activism slideshare #1

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Part one of the presentation I will be giving at Toronto's NXNEi on 17 June 2011

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NXNEi activism slideshare #1

  1. 1. Forget What You’ve Heard About Slacktivism<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/anonymous9000/4281777022/<br />NXNEi<br />June 17, 2011<br />Toronto<br />
  2. 2. People Sometimes Have the Right to be Angry<br />
  3. 3. And They Have Always Tried to Do Something About It<br />
  4. 4. Hugh Macleod . . . http://www.gapingvoid.com/<br />
  5. 5. Slacktivism is not the problem Morozov/Gladwell think<br />
  6. 6. Weak ties can become strong ties<br />
  7. 7. ONE ACTIVIST’S PATH<br />Reading a blog entry<br />Write a comment<br />Join a forum<br />Become a local volunteer<br />Collect signatures on street<br />Internship with advocacy group<br />Job with advocacy group<br />
  8. 8. “Although it is not possible to determine a consistent impact of Internet campaigns on real–life decisions, there is no evidence of the substitution thesis. If anything, the Internet has a positive impact on off–line mobilization. Accordingly, there is little evidence to support the accusation of Internet campaigns being slacktivism.”<br />
  9. 9. Slacktivism is a consequence of weak organizers<br />
  10. 10. The obstacles that prevented sharing on a global scale are now gone. Social tools provide action by loosely structured groups, operating without managerial direction and outside the profit motive.<br />--Clay Shirky<br />
  11. 11. Groups Assemble Differently<br />BEFORE . . . <br />People ‘gather’ (meeting, demonstration, party) <br />Then they ‘share’ (exchange ideas)<br />NOW . . . <br />People ‘share’ (Facebook, Flickr, blog, IM) <br />Then ‘gather’ (coalesce around dissatisfaction, complaint . . . party idea)<br />
  12. 12. Social Web . . . More Than Angry<br />Share<br />Relationship<br />Network<br />Personal<br />Reward<br />
  13. 13. . . . And Not Just About Selling Stuff<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Democratic Participation Flow<br />

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