QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com When Third Word dictators are ousted, many people celebrate the emergence of a democratic space in society. After years of repression, there is suddenly a micro explosion of multiple freedoms in the streets, in schools, in workplaces, and in the press. Interestingly, it proves that public space is not inherently…
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Beyond internet activism
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com The opposite of internet activism is not street activism but no-activism. Online petitions and political hashtags are indispensable in the campaign for change while non-action is a convenient option that only serves the interest of status quo. Internet activism is sometimes equated with impotence but at least it exists. There…
‘Keystroke Revolution’ in the Philippines? Now There’s a Thought.
The recent protests in Tunisia and Egypt have shown that social media can be a driving force for social and political change.
The Internet as Tool for Activism
Developments that show the popularity of activism through social networks and other online media have led some people to believe that activism online would be sufficient in addressing issues of general concern. But is it really?