What is Digital Activism?

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Digital activism examples and definition, plus a summary of the most useful digital activism tools.

What is Digital Activism?

  1. 1. What is Digital Activism? Mary Joyce | Oslo, Norway | October, 2011 Images: Ushahidi, Pro Publica Technorati, The Guardian
  2. 2. What is Digital Activism?
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  6. 6. The Digital Activism Equation Digital Activism___ + ___ =
  7. 7. The Digital Activism Equation Digital ActivismTransparencyDisaster ReliefRegime ChangeGovernment___ + ___ =Accountability
  8. 8. The Digital Activism EquationGoal of Politicalor Social Change + Digital Activism Transparency Disaster Relief Regime Change Government ___ + ___ = Accountability
  9. 9. The Digital Activism EquationGoal of Politicalor Social Change + Digital Technology = Digital Activism Custom Application > Transparency Disaster Relief Regime Change Government ___ + ___ = Accountability
  10. 10. The Digital Activism EquationGoal ofPolitical Digital Digitalor Social + Technology = ActivismChange
  11. 11. Digital Technology Details DigitalTechnology
  12. 12. Digital Technology: Top Tools Tool Uses Brands Time • interact with supporters Facebook 1 update / daySocial Network • share short news • first contact (1 hour/week)
  13. 13. Digital Technology: Social Network
  14. 14. Digital Technology: Social Network
  15. 15. Digital Technology: Top Tools Tool Uses Brands Time • interact with supporters Facebook 1 update / daySocial Network • share short news • first contact (1 hour/week) • interact with supporters Blogger, 4 updates / week Blog • share longer analysis • gain influence Wordress (5 hours/week)
  16. 16. Digital Technology: Blog
  17. 17. Digital Technology: Top Tools Tool Uses Brands Time • interact with supporters Facebook 1 update / daySocial Network • share short news • first contact (1 hour/week) • interact with supporters Blogger, 4 updates / week Blog • share longer analysis • gain influence Wordress (5 hours/week) • interact with supporters 5-10 updates / day Micro-blog • share short news • gain influence Twitter (3 hours/week)
  18. 18. Digital Technology: Micro-blog < gain i nfluenc e (celeb rities) < gain influen ce (#t ags) < interact w ith @suppo rters < sha re ot h er ne ws < share your ne w s
  19. 19. Digital Technology: Top Tools Tool Uses Brands Time • interact with supporters Facebook 1 update / daySocial Network • share short news • first contact (1 hour/week) • interact with supporters Blogger, 4 updates / week Blog • share longer analysis • gain influence Wordress (5 hours/week) • interact with supporters 5-10 updates / day Micro-blog • share short news • gain influence Twitter (3 hours/week) Google, whenever needed Email Group • internal coordination Yahoo (a few minutes)
  20. 20. Digital Technology: Email Group Image:worldstart.com
  21. 21. Digital Technology: Email Group Image:worldstart.com, fanhow.com
  22. 22. Digital Technology: Email Group Image:worldstart.com, fanhow.com
  23. 23. Digital Technology: Top Tools Tool Uses Brands Time • interact with supporters Facebook 1 update / daySocial Network • share short news • first contact (1 hour/week) • interact with supporters Blogger, 4 updates / week Blog • share longer analysis • gain influence Wordress (5 hours/week) • interact with supporters 5-10 updates / day Micro-blog • share short news • gain influence Twitter (3 hours/week) Google, whenever needed Email Group • internal coordination Yahoo (a few minutes) • inviting people to all mobile whenever needed SMS events phones (1 minute)
  24. 24. Digital Technology: SMS Invitations supporter supporter supporter SMS supporter SMS supportersupporter organizer SMSSMS SMS SMS SMS supporter supporter supporter
  25. 25. Digital Technology: Top Tools Tool Uses Brands Time • interact with supporters Facebook 1 update / daySocial Network • share short news • first contact (1 hour/week) • interact with supporters Blogger, 4 updates / week Blog • share longer analysis • gain influence Wordress (5 hours/week) • interact with supporters 5-10 updates / day Micro-blog • share short news • gain influence Twitter (3 hours/week) Google, whenever needed Email Group • internal coordination Yahoo (a few minutes) • inviting people to all mobile whenever needed SMS events phones (1 minute) • getting attention with YouTube, whenever needed Video emotion Vimeo (several days)
  26. 26. Digital Technology:Video•Short (3 minutes max)•Emotion (anger, inspiration, humor)•Explain your cause (text or voice)•Make a call to action•Fouad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH7sflcUGj8&feature=player_embedded•Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcRA2AZsR2Q

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