Social Media and Activism

ImageSocial Media has changed the world of activism. It has allowed it to reach more people and gain interest of people who might have never joined the cause. This is a very powerful tool, weather it is a simple trend or a major issue that arises. Although many things dont catch on with the media, many more do.

An example for a simple trend of activism is when someone started the #cutforbieber hashtag on twitter. Girls who follow Bieber began posting images of themselves causing self harm. They stated that they would not stop until Justin Bieber quit smoking marijuana. Read more….

http://newmediarockstars.com/2013/01/tweens-instructed-to-cut-themselves-for-justin-bieber-in-4chan-twitter-prank/

This is just one example of how fast the word can spread with social media. There is many more.

 

 

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All about me

I am a 27 year old mother of 2 working on my third child as I speak. I just graduated with an Associates Degree in Graphic Communications from Gateway Technical College. I decided to take a few more classes and learn about Social Media more. This is my first blog and I’ve never done anything like this before. I would like my blogs to be based around all aspects of design. I love photography and all the cool effect you can do with Photoshop but I also enjoy the simple designs that make up posters or invites. I want to share links to people and designs that inspire me throughout my journey. Hope you enjoy reading these blogs.