3/2: Is hashtag activism effective?
To ask whether hashtag activism is effective means to interrogate what the purpose of hashtag activism is. Is it to raise awareness? Or does activism have to extend beyond that into physical or tangible actions?
Read the following articles:
- Gladwell, Small Change
- Christensen, Political Activities on the Internet: Slacktivism or Political Participation by Other Means?
Come to class prepared to discuss these issues and to evaluate your group’s chosen hashtag for its effectiveness.
In addition, be sure to submit your project reflections in ELMS.