Facebook Activism: Burma Case Study


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Instructions on how to use Facebook for activism, using the 2007 "Support the Monks' Protest" page as an example.

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Facebook Activism: Burma Case Study

  1. •“Saffron Revolution” 15th August 2007 •fuel protests that grew in size due to anger at the government •Support the Monks’ Protest page on Facebook established September 20th by American student Alex Bookbinder
  2. Group Information Events Group Officers
  3. Photos Posts Articles Posts Videos Posts The discuss area. The Wall
  4. Click to Invite News Feed Click-Click Media Growth of group Media-press coverage on the group Growth of group Media-press coverage on the group
  5. RSVP Easy break down of the events Time- Starting and ending Location-Starting and ending Contact detail for organiser- email telephone and website. The Burma activists used the event tool to organize global protests in October of 2007 in 100 cities around the world.
  6. •No control over the layout. •Information disorganized •Spammers •Recipient limits on messages •Can’t target • Too popular (many advocacy groups now on Facebook)
  7. Thank You Digital Activism Workshop 2009 presented by Mary Joyce for: