Not only does it give people of color a voice, it also helps educate white people about things like systemic racism. America cannot grow any further until the treatment of people of color is addressed and changed and Black Lives Matter is actively helping that happen. Black Lives Matter is a group that is very near and dear to my heart and I was so thankful to be able to speak at length with Joshua about all that the group does. Joshua, a young black man, was able to provide a valuable perspective about BLM and all that it has achieved and overcome. As a young white woman I try to educate myself as much as possible about things like racism and systematic injustice and Joshua gave me whole new view of the BLM movement.
Firstly, the tactics of the Black Lives Matters activists are of different nature than those of their civil rights predecessors. The Movement for Black Lives, another name for the Black Lives Matter movement, has become significantly well-known due to the use of Social Media. Social Media is a tool for mobilization. For example, core Black Lives Matter activists like DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie now have the ability through Twitter to frame events and direct the actions of hundreds of thousands of people across the United States at their fingertips , whereas a substantial amount of time and effort was needed to mobilize hundreds of thousands of people during the
This is demonstrated in the social movements of the Arab Spring, the EuroMaidan revolution, and the Chilean student protest for educational reforms. A feature that caused social media to be so widely used in these movements was the increased connectivity between many groups of people regardless of location or social class. Collaboration was made more effective and further reaching than traditional news media because of the way that social networks, particularly Facebook, are structured. Facebook allows users to share information and events with their friends and on groups and pages that are created for common goals, such as the Student Federation of the University of Chile Facebook group. Twitter was less common in these particular social movements.
After the murder of Treyvon Martin in the year 2012 the Black Lives Matter movement was created in response to this unjust death. The title of the article I chose to address is titled “The rise of Black Lives Matter: Trying to break the cycle of violence and silence”. This article extend beyond the idea of Black Lives Matter and wants the reader to be informed on what it is like to be black in america. The author includes a wide amount of information to help the reader understand why this cry for help was even created and why they want to stand up and make a change in our society. The purpose of this piece is to inform the general audience as to what Black Lives Matter really is and explain how they hope to rise as a movement.
With the rise of social media activism studies have emerged in finding the explanation to this phenomenon such as the case study study by Caroline Sheedy, examined the use of social media in recent cases of activism such as the 2008 attacts in mumbai, the 2009 Green revolution in Iran, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti but it highlighted the case of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the role of social media in the movement. It stated that during the protest, activists used social media to plan out protests and spread awareness across Egypt. Communication for planning and information sharing between revolutionaries is important and crucial to a point, but one of the most important aspects is the raised world awareness social media can bring
Impact Social Media in Society Social Media is a medium that uses technology to share all the information that occurs in society or about one 's life and networks. Social Media technologies take on various forms including magazines, internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, podcasts, photos or images, videos, social rankings and bookmarks. Social Media in the Society has a big impact on the daily life. Everbody can used social media, it could be young or old people. Social media increases productivity.
From 70% of local government whom use social media, they are still use it not as eficcient as possible, but tend to underutilized it (Graham and Avery, 2013; 13). Moreover, their study found that their social media use, did not represent engagement with their stakeholder. This study has proven that the use of social media, which is expected to increase public participation and enhance the reputation of the local government, is still demanding. Therefore,in this globalized world where internet is becoming essential tool in communication strategy,local government may be left behind . The need of social media in public relations activity is a must have.
SOCIAL MEDIA Social media is an internet-based communication tool that is widely used by almost everyone around the world. Nowadays a lot of social media users from around the world, the percentage will continue to grow every year. Because in this era globalization, social media and internet are important for everyone. In addition, social media also have a negative impact if used continuously, such as Reduced Productivity, Addictive , Waste Time, and Porn. The use of social media does have a positive impact that is very easy for us to communicate and find out what is in this world.
Social media is bringing great opportunities for gender equality and women’s rights. Although it is still half game win situation, as World has surely a platform as big as globe, free and available to all having technology, more and more researched should be done to access and analyze the impact of social media on cyberfeminism. It should be well researched which social media is more effective and why, what efforts should be taken by feminist communities across world to make it more effective, easy to use and more accessible. Socialists,