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Millennials and the Age of Tumblr Activism
NY Times: "[W]hether passion on Tumblr translates into participation in the real world is up for debate. Ms. Katwiwa described a time when she used Tumblr to promote a protest in New Orleans. She was disappointed when of the thousand or so people who promised to show up, only 400 materialized."
nytimes  tumblr  socialmedia  onlineadvocacy  activism  digitalrhetoric  3844 
january 2015 by warnick
What is a 'Hacktivist'?
Peter Ludlow, in the NY Times: "In the simplest and broadest sense, a hacktivist is someone who uses technology hacking to effect social change. The conflict now is between those who want to change the meaning of the word to denote immoral, sinister activities and those who want to defend the broader, more inclusive understanding of hacktivist."
peterludlow  nytimes  hacktivism  onlineadvocacy 
january 2013 by warnick

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