Practicum Presentation: Social/ political activism Questions

Hey everyone! So tomorrow is the big day…my practicum presentation. I will be discussing the ways that organizations use the Internet to promote activism, as well as the possible pros and cons of activism online. This ties into the recent conversations in lecture and in discussion regarding whether the Internet improves democracy, or leads to more inequality (think the digital divide) and political disengagment (think “slacktivism”). So I’m wondering…

Certain pros and cons can be identified regarding activist activity online. Overall, do you think that that the Internet brings more positive change to activism, by offering new forms for sharing information, communicating etc. or does the Internet do more harm than good by discouraging more active forms of political/ social involvement and excluding groups with limited access online from being engaged?

I hope this gives you something to think about! See you all tomorrow.

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