16 Sep

Intro to Digital Activism


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Skype video of a remote talk to students at Loyola University Chicago. Topics discussed include:

1) Introducing myself (1:09)
2) What is digital activism?: An easy definition and an academic one (1:40)
3) Digital identity on the web and the role it plays in activism: The online disinhibition effect (2:20)
4) How digital activism manifests on the internet: Mass self-communication, coordination, evasion (4:54)
5) Famous cases that made a difference: Egypt’s Arab Spring and Kony 2012 (7:44)
6) How activism may evolve as the web becomes more accessible: Rise of the mobile net (10:00)

Please be patient with the occasional technical glitches.

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Rating: 2.50, Duration: 11:10 , Author: Mary Joyce, Likes: 2, Dislikes: 2, source

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