Social Media & Activism

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Social Media & Activism

  1. 1. Strong ties vs. Weak ties Will the revolution be tweeted?Tuesday, February 28, 12
  2. 2. What are Strong Ties?Tuesday, February 28, 12
  3. 3. Greensboro sit-inTuesday, February 28, 12
  4. 4. High-Risk Activism Requires: • Strong Ties • Hierarchy & Power Structure Mississippi Freedom SummerTuesday, February 28, 12
  5. 5. why does social media get so much credit?Tuesday, February 28, 12
  6. 6. Power to the People http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUJi00x25A8&feature=player_embeddedTuesday, February 28, 12
  7. 7. 2002: Estrada, Philippines 2004: Aznar, Spain 2009: MoldovaTuesday, February 28, 12
  8. 8. 2006: Belarus 2009: Iran Social media doesn’t guarantee a successful revolutionTuesday, February 28, 12
  9. 9. What effect can social media have? http://vimeo.com/35179159Tuesday, February 28, 12
  10. 10. The Conservative DilemmaTuesday, February 28, 12
  11. 11. CRITIQUE. Social Media is great for slacktivism: long on bumper- sticker sentiment and short on useful actionTuesday, February 28, 12
  12. 12. Indeed, the best practical reason to think social media can help bring political change is that both dissidents and governments think they can.Tuesday, February 28, 12

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