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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:49 PM

Why Online Activism Usually Fails

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Reply Why Online Activism Usually Fails (Original post)
rdubwiley Jan 2013 OP
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #1
MADem Jan 2013 #8
patrice Jan 2013 #2
rdubwiley Jan 2013 #3
patrice Jan 2013 #4
rdubwiley Jan 2013 #6
Th1onein Jan 2013 #5
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #7
reeds2012 Jan 2013 #9

Response to rdubwiley (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:57 PM

1. Bottom line is if you care about an issue...

you need to put your money where your mouth is or boots to the ground and actually take some kind of action.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:15 AM

8. Yep--knock on doors, drive people to the polls!

Donate money if you've got it!

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Response to rdubwiley (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:30 PM

2. When I first saw that several months ago, I figured it was something to collect

names and emails and any other contact information.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:14 PM

3. Saw What?

Sorry, but your pronouns were vague. Were you talking about Kony 2012?

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Response to rdubwiley (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:51 PM

4. I was referring to the example used in OP, Kony 2012. It hit Face Book several months ago.

I remember wondering why the video had no content that requested any kind of action: petition, phone call, events, meetings . . . nothing. Not that unusual on FB, but also a little odd given the hyper emotional, personal, justice appeal in the video message.

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Response to patrice (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:49 PM

6. Ah okay

They wanted people to donate to Invisible children so they could have more "awareness" events. Though it's hard to tell where that money went.

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Response to rdubwiley (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:17 PM

5. BULLSHIT!

Tell that to my family, who kept one of Bush's Death Panels from killing our sister. Without internet activism and news coverage, we would have been screwed. With it, we put the hospital to shame and we won.

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Response to rdubwiley (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:47 PM

7. This may be the reason why

Ron Paul never had a chance at winning the GOP nomination this election. The past few years, I have seen tons of his supporters spamming YouTube comments with "RON PAUL 2012 OUR ONLY HOPE" messages. And then when it came time to vote, they were nowhere to be seen.

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Response to rdubwiley (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:53 AM

9. Check this out...

Kony = Iraq

We wanted to go to Iraq because... Oil

We want to deepen our presence in Africa to get their resources and prevent other countries like China and Russia from getting at the goodies.

Sorry to explain what should already be manifest to everyone already. Don't mean to insult intelligence.

There are bad people all over the planet hurting their peoples (North Korea anyone?), but it's always the countries with resources that we seek out to "liberate" and spread Democracy there...

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