Sunday, 27 March 2011

Resarch: Activism vs Slacktivism

A look at social media & activism, slacktivism, e-campaigning and their impact in the world. 

A debate on e-activism held in Oxford in March 2011. This section includes presentations by Naomi McAuliffe of Amnesty and Tom Steinberg of
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Continue to Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 & Part 5.




  • Avaaz - Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.
  • 38 Degrees - 38 Degrees brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change.
  • FairSay - Advice, support and training for campaigning (advocacy) organisations on best practice e-campaigning.
  • Oxfam - Oxfam is a global movement of people working with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
  • LabourStart - Where trade unionists start their day on the net.
  • MySociety - MySociety runs most of the best-known democracy and transparency websites in the UK, sites like TheyWorkForYou and WriteToThem. MySociety is a not-for-profit company that builds websites of a democratic bent for other people, such as the No 10 Downing Street Petitions Website, for the Prime Minister’s Office. MySociety is a community of volunteers and (paid) open source coders.
  • HeyNeighboor - Hey, Neighbor! is an easy-to-use website and mobile application that can help you connect with your neighbors—those you know and those you have yet to meet.

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