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?
Why the Revolution will not be tweeted
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)
Website to save Troy Davis:
What is the status now?
What role did Social Media play?
Is it a good thing for the media to get involved with court cases? Does it help or hurt the rights of the accused?