Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Joining a Facebook Group is Not Activism

This article argues that the practice of "Clicktivism", or just signing internet petitions actually hinders positive political change because it takes support away from organizations that actually, you know, work to improve the world instead of just blogging about it and making angry comments in online groups.

An interesting read after the all the anti-Ford groups started prior to the Toronto election.

1 comment:

  1. That group you linked to clearly didn't meet the goal of 500,000 voters.

    Also, the use of "leftist activism" is strange. To align oneself with a political/social/fiscal "wing" is so brash. You can support AIDS activism and want to have small government.