Doggies, Freudian Slips and the Next Kony 2012
April 21, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I guess this will have to tide me over till the next episode of Too Cute: Puppies.
In other news, newspeople are filthy obscenity monsters. My heros!
Interesting article about tweet-bomb online activism on Gawker:
This is the double-edge of the sort of social media activism that’s been in vogue, best embodied by the anti-SOPA agitating of Reddit, Anonymous and Kony 2012. It lowers the threshold for participation, which is good. But it can lower it so much that people are no longer dedicated to the cause as much as the animal satisfaction of joining a digital stampede. The hive harnessed by a wacky video game dude to raise $1 million for kids can easily turn into a pitchfork-wielding mob against those who don’t play along.
Here’s the video, it’s EXTREEEEEEME: