Today's Featured Blog Posts
The Difference Between Slacktivism and Activism: How Kony 2012 Is Narrowing the Gap
"Since the wildfire spread of Kony 2012, a backlash has arisen against the film and its supporters. A main complaint is the over-simplification of the issues at stake coupled with a sneer about the supporters' 'slacktivism.' This derisive label is applied to those who support causes through simple measures, like sharing on social media, putting up posters, starting online petitions and in the case of Kony 2012, ordering an Action Kit. It is true that volunteering inside a war zone and posting about a war zone on Facebook are two very different things. However, it is also true that the 'slacktivis'" label is unwarranted. The word implies that Kony 2012 supporters are lazy, and that their actions are not particuarly helpful." Click here to read the full post.
What I Learned From My First Twitter Contest
"For a 2 day twitter contest, things went really well. Also in that 2 days, I my follower count grew by about 600 followers and about 30 Listed, which is good, but not great. I will share why below. In the 2 days a total of 126 people that entered, so again not that bad." Click here to read the full post.