Monday, October 1, 2018
[Millennials’ Voices] Issue 2: Desperate Dreams of Digital Democratization?
Introduction by Rory Clark The social media boom that began in 2007 is perhaps now coming to an end, with Facebook numbers now dropping for millennials and post-millennials in Canada, not to mention the many post US election social media ‘scandals’ (I’ll just let you Google that one yourself and take your pick), as...
Sunday, October 15, 2017
‘Slacktivism’? Or just different forms of activism?
Seven years ago author Malcolm Gladwell – in a piece penned for The New Yorker – declared that the “revolution will not be tweeted”. In making a case against what he characterizes as the “so-called Twitter revolution”, Gladwell muses on how social media platforms simultaneously make it easier for activists to express themselves and...