week 8: Social Media and revolutions

With social media, you can talk about anything publicly. And we can also see what the others think and talk about.

As social media is a public tool, anything you wrote can be shown to anyone, and they will also affect those who have seen it. A voice is powerful and a pool of voices can make a huge difference.

As the posts in social media are very accessible and easy to make, many viewers can see that and know about events that are happening. And this is a very effective tool to gather people with common thought and collect their voice on specific topics.giphy2

“Posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites allow protestors to form a cohesive voice and enjoy a feeling of unity, even before they take to the street together.”

The University of Southern Califonria (n.d.)

Social media can gather thought together. It can even unite people together to have an action. Actually, this is not a bad thing, as long as they are not doing things in a wrong way or for a bad purpose.


Reference

  1. Morozov, E., (2011, March). Facebook and Twitter are just places revolutionaries go, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/mar/07/facebook-twitter-revolutionaries-cyber-utopians

  2. The University of Southern California (n.d.). Social media @nd World Revolution,  http://publicadmin.usc.edu/resources/infographics/the-role-of-social-media-in-accelerating-a-revolution/
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  1. There is no doubt in the idea that larger amount of people can convey powerful messages that can possibly inspire change in the society. I’m on the same page with you of how if your intention is ethical then there is nothing wrong in voicing out your opinions. If people continue to stay quiet then how can we expect the society to become a better place. Indeed, social media can play a double role; if it is convenient to give out mass messages at the same time it can spread false news or rumours easily. The least we can do is to be part of a public sphere and do our best. Keep writing! 🙂

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    1. Indeed, social media can somehow help spread fake information to the world and we have to be careful while consuming those pieces of information online.

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