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Cordelia

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The internet as a tool for social & political activism - Your thoughts?
Feb 19, 2010

I'm in my final year of high school in Australia and for one of my subjects (Society & Culture) I'm doing a major research project on the role that the Internet has played in revolutionizing the way that young people participate in their local/global communities and also facilitate activism. Obviously, then, this site interests me enormously, and I'm hoping that I shall be able to use it (along with other, similar sites) as a case study.

So I was wondering, does anyone here have any input on the topic? I'm sure you all do - things like, why has the Internet become such a prominent tool for activism when other methods have already proven successful in the past? Do you think that the Internet has had greater success than other forms of activism, and in what way? Is the Internet used in this way exclusively by young people; why/why not?

These are just my ideas, but what I'm really interested in is yours! This is all rather new to me, but I'm sure that some of you have been involved for a long time, and I'd love different perspectives. What would ALSO be incredibly helpful to me would be if you could all take a few moments to fill out my questionnaire on the topic - only 11 questions, all multiple choice and getting a large amount of responses is absolutely crucial to my research. The link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V26J7S9

Thanks all, I'm really looking forward to hearing anything you have to say!

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Re: The internet as a tool for social & political activism - Your thoughts?
Mar 1, 2010

i think the internet is a great social tool to talk with people in different regions, for example im from canadasmile


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Re: The internet as a tool for social & political activism - Your thoughts?
Mar 8, 2010

great social tool for communication yeah!

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Re: The internet as a tool for social & political activism - Your thoughts?
Mar 11, 2010

It is by all means. But like all great things it can be misused, which it also is flagrantly! It also gives people the freedom to say and write what they REALLY feel as well, there is no need to be politically correct when you can hide behind anonymity, so its a good yardstick to look at a wide spectrum of what types of opinions people hold that they wouldn't necessarily share out in public.


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Re: The internet as a tool for social & political activism - Your thoughts?
Oct 1, 2016

shocked Unfortunately, person to person interactions can be shallow and so can depth of understanding of issues... need to try and avoid the echo chamber pitfalls


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Re: The internet as a tool for social & political activism - Your thoughts?
Oct 5, 2016

Social media and technology have promoted a materialistic mentality in kids. It has brought on a lot of pressure on students to cope with this changing trend. Some have even gone into depression for not being able to cope with the social pressures thrust by social media.
Not everyone can pull of an attractive image on social media, right? Those who don't are discriminated by others. Today, being social and possessing technology defines the status of an individual.

Este aporte fue editado en: 2016-10-05 at 12:50 AM by: Eric Romano


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