In honor of Blog Action Day (today), John Haydon has written an article exploring the relationship between technology and social activism. Citing Twitter as an example, he discusses how online social networks are making it increasingly easy for individuals with common humanitarian concerns to connect, communicate, and spread the word. It’s clear that new technologies are paving the way for increased communication about serious issues, but does this translate into an increase in social activism?
Haydon believes it does, and he cites mGive’s mobile donation technology as an example because it allows millions of individuals to take “bit-sized” action. As a second example, Haydon points to Social Actions, an online forum that connects concerned individuals with actionable opportunities.
Blog Action Day: Can Twitter Eliminate Poverty? -By John Haydon