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The Civil Rights Movement was a successful movement without social media.
The class’ chosen questions to focus on:
What is a successful movement?
How did they communicate without social media?
Would the CRM have been successful at all if not for social media?
Iran 2009 – the “Twitter Revolution”
Breast Cancer awareness on Facebook
Malcolm Gladwell – Why the Revolution won’t be tweeted
Gil Scott Heron
The Revolution will not be televised
Teaching with Social Media: Blogs, Wikis, YouTube, and Second Life
Some Statistics about the new “Two Cultures”: the Culture of Knowledge and the Culture of Information
- 83% of adult respondents thought that a twelve-year-old knew more about the Internet than their elected representative in Congress (Zogby 2006)
- 48% of all children six and under have used a computer, and 30% have played video games (Rideout, Vandewater, and Wartella 2003)
- 55% of youth 12-17 use social networking sites (Pew 2007)
- 57% of teens who use the Internet could be considered media creators (Pew 2005), a statistic that may be an undercount, because it does not factor in newer digital forms of expression or those that produce artifacts other than written texts (Jenkins/MacArthur 2006)
- While engaged in an average of 2.7 simultaneous Internet Message conversations, 39% of surveyed college students were also writing academic essays while multitasking online (Baron 2006)
- 71% of students at the University of Minnesota use Wikipedia; 28% cite it (Adams 2006)
- 36% of students in a U.S./Canada study admit to “cut and paste” plagiarism of sources from the Internet (McCabe 2004)
- 81% of faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences get digital resources from Google-type searches (Harley 2006)