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We've seen social media activism increase in popularity. With the recent election, and people trusting Facebook and Twitter to be viable news sources, the less-than-active activists are taking a stand for what they believe in. Using hash tags and Facebook likes has become the introverts guide to getting involved. Is there anything wrong with that though? Shy people can believe in change too. So what is the problem with activism and social media? Well, some say that even though it is nice to be aware of a cause via Facebook, it doesn't necessarily make you an activist. Not to say... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Global Media News
No matter what it is you believe in, Twitter makes for a great platform to express your passion. More and more, brands are jumping on the activist beat to make a progressive statement. Brand activism is not to be confused with CSR, or corporate social responsibility. CSR is a policy of self-regulation to ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards. Brand activism takes moral credibility a step further by actively involving your brand in awareness for a certain cause. Here are 4 examples of brands taking a new media stand for social justice. 1. Éclair Naturals, a skin care line... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Global Media News
All over Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat and Facebook, women are sharing a powerful image. Women are once again taking their activism not only to the streets, but to their networking platforms. In honor of International Women's Day, women are sharing their resistance with the world through online activism. Using the Twitter hash tag "DayWithoutAWoman," many are envisioning a world without working women. This activism is in effect to promote equal pay, reproductive rights, all forms of healthcare, and maternal leave. Those who scroll through the hash tag will find a plethora of sources promoting International Women's Day. To no surprise at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Global Media News
Actors have been receiving a lot of flack for using Twitter as a political platform. Those with a large following are using it to their advantage to influence political action. On the opposing side, Twitter has sparked controversy over whether or not famous people should be free to express their concerns. Regardless, there are celebrities out there who choose to ignore the backlash, and continue to voice their opinion. Take "Charmed" actress Alyssa Milano for example: Those that tell me not to tweet politics because I'm an uninformed celebrity are the same people that voted for... an uninformed celebrity. —... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Global Media News
As a Trump Presidency continues to stir up acts of resistance, people in opposition are learning to pick and choose which companies they want to give their business to. More and more, people are doing their private protesting from the comfort of their own home, as they decide which business' are no longer for them. Many established businesses are taking resistance into their own hands and already boycotting the Trump name. Macy's, for example, stated in 2015 that they will no longer sell the Trump line since he referred to Mexican immigrants as "rapists." The companies are boycotting the Trump... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Global Media News
Social networking has played a vital role in organizing protests, as political activism is on the rise since the election of Donald Trump. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are being used as an initial meeting place to plan and structure large crowds of social activists. These online social platforms help news spread like wildfire, whether it's legitimate or not. Instant protests are being fueled by the new, various ways of networking, giving activists access to communication at their fingertips. Just one day after the inauguration, 2.9 million men and women marched in the name of women's rights. As quickly as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Global Media News