Kony 2012, Youth Movements, and a Globalizing World: Can Advocacy Via Social Media Result in Collective Action?
Prominent issues--international justice and the ICC; the role of all actors located in Central Africa and beyond that have been significant for both the viral video and the movement in the US; A look at OWS, Arab Spring and other youth driven movements; finally connect the dots and come to a conclusion about the efficacy of social media advocacy and the future of collective action. Please check out the blog for more: www.2012socialexperiment.wordpress.com
HANOVER, N.H. (Dartmouth College), May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mission Statement:
This blog is meant to be a part of a thesis I will be writing for a program in Globalization Studies at Dartmouth College until spring 2013. With it I hope to achieve two goals.
First, I would like to see how far this blog can go, geographically, demographically, and in terms of creating meaningful discussions. I hope to use this as a way to gauge the effectiveness of this form of social media--in coalescence with those it easily links to--from the perspective of a single organizer. The numbers continue to increase and hits have come from all over the world, which is valuable information.
Second, I seek input and criticism as I try to bring my thesis argument together. As the it evolves so too will the blog, and as new things that alter my view or disprove my theory come along it will leave my conclusions in a state of flux. Thus the blog serve to help shape thoughts and ideas behind my thesis, while being in itself an experiment of a more hands on nature. I hope only to generate more conversation and outside participation regarding my thoughts, in hopes that it will both inform others and give me new perspectives to approach isssues with. My next post will be an 'actor analysis' of Invisible Children--brief history, ideology, funding, etc., then move on the the ICC and other prominent actors.
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