Blog 24, What’s up with Digital Activism?
Yeah, I see “digital activism” all over the dang place. I use facebook and tumblr, where a lot of it takes place. I honestly don’t think twice about this form of activism when I see it, because it’s so easy for a person to sit behind a computer and “like” or “reblog” something they see on the internet, maybe because they sort of agree with it, or maybe because they’re just jumping on the bandwagon and want people to think they actually care about something that people are honestly struggling with. I think most of the people who choose to “support” these groups and such are really just trying to improve their self-image. I think some people are so sad in their little lives that they falsely stand for these things and actually don’t give two shits about equality or rights or hunger or autism. Be real here. If you really cared, you’d get out there and do something about it. You’d at least do some research before clicking “like” or maybe donating some money. I just think it’s way to easy to become an activist these days. There are people all over the world who are real activists and don’t need facebook or tumblr to show it. Honestly, I don’t claim to be an activist of any sort and I definitely don’t pretend to be one online. I do care about important topics like equal rights and treating humanity as you would like to be treated. I just don’t have the time nor the energy to go stand at a rally, and I definitely don’t have the money to donate towards the cause, if there even is one. I prefer to share my opinions on the way things should be and what needs to be changed in order for that to happen with people who share similar opinions with me, therefore building upon each other’s knowledge and maybe even reaching out to others who had no knowledge previously.