Digital Media Activism Effective

Timeline_Cover_doNotRename84‘Digital activism is usually nonviolent and tends to work best when social media tools are combined with street-level organization, according to new research from the University of Washington.

“’This is the largest investigation of digital activism ever undertaken,” Howard said. “We looked at just under 2,000 cases over a 20-year period, with a very focused look at the last two years.”…’

New World Chess Champ Shatters Nerdy Stereotypes
I want to praise Carlsen in an article but I have to wait for Mashable’s reply to this comment by Marcus F.:

‘You say that Carlsen is “outgoing” and the opposite of a geek. Well, he’s not. I’m a Norwegian who have followed him since he was 13 years old.’

What Mashable says:
‘Magnus Carlsen, the 22-year-old Norwegian who was crowned chess’s newest world champion on Friday, breaks nearly every pre-conceived notion about the world’s nerdiest “sport.”

‘He’s young. He’s handsome. He’s outgoing. He’s building himself into a marketing juggernaut. And, oh, about those social media photos: Here’s what Carlsen posted to his Facebook and Twitter pages hours after beating India’s Viswanathan Anand on Friday to become world champ:…’

The Social Media Robotic Ghost Writer
Will you use this app to answer comments on your social networks?
Robots may soon be pretending to be you on social media networks

‘The search giant Google has patented plans for software which slowly learns how you react on social networks.

‘The software can mimic your usual responses to updates and messages from friends and relations to help cope with the daily data deluge.

‘The software also analyses continuing interaction and flags messages that demand a more personal response.
Life lessons

“‘The popularity and use of social networks and other types of electronic communication has grown dramatically in recent years,” wrote Google software engineer Ashish Bhatia in the patent. “It is often difficult for users to keep up with and reply to all the messages they are receiving.”…’
robotic writer

Remembering Facebook Friends’ Death
Remember the death of any Facebook user and honor them with Sanctri


About DigitalPlato

Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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One Response to Digital Media Activism Effective

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