Can we really call online activism slacktivism?

I think there is a big difference between online activism and slacktivism, although people often use the terms synonymously. Just like I think there is a difference between cyberbullying and online harassment. We all have the friends on social media who are slacktivists. We may have been tempted to or already have stopped following them … Continue reading Can we really call online activism slacktivism?

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Is it more than good-bad, clean-dirty, acceptable-taboo?

After the course readings and videos this week, I was left disappointed and upset with our social culture. I began this post writing about why trolls were the whole problem, why white-middle-aged men were causing this, and how we should just ignore people who revel in creating emotional distress by turning of comments or not … Continue reading Is it more than good-bad, clean-dirty, acceptable-taboo?

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