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How to ensure your online activism has an offline impact

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How to ensure your online activism has an offline impact

How to ensure your online activism has an offline impact

The Women’s March on Washington took place in January 2017 and boasted crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Its size belies its beginnings though: The largest single-day protest in U.S. history started with a Facebook post created by a grandmother in Hawaii

To some, the march and its speedy rollout typified the unique possibilities for rapid mobilization that social media affords us. With tools like Facebook and Twitter, disparate groups are able to mobilize faster than ever before. 

But others question how much social media can really do for activist efforts. Some argue that online activism — sometimes despairingly called slacktivism — might be ineffective or lazy, especially when compared to the efforts of activists in decades past. Critics argue that actions like sharing a hashtag or retweeting a post might make people feel like they’ve supported a cause when they’ve actually just made a minimal effort.  Read more…

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