Essays about: "Slacktivism"

Found 5 essays containing the word Slacktivism.

  1. 1. #Makesmthng – consume less, make more : political consumption and sustainable lifestyle on Instagram, a case study of a Greenpeace campaign

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    Author : Ronja Wutzler; [2019]
    Keywords : political consumption; political participation; online activism; Greenpeace; commodity activism; sustainable consumption; environmental communication; Instagram; social media analysis; multimodal analysis; slacktivism; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Buying less and making instead - through upcycling, creating and repairing things - is the motto of the Instagram account make smthng, a Greenpeace campaign focussing on political consumption to deal with the environmental crisis we are in today. With climate change being one of the most pressing issues of our time, finding effective ways of communicating a more sustainable lifestyle is a very important research area in media and communication studies. READ MORE

  2. 2. Act or interact? The perceived influence of social media on millennial prosocial behaviours

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS); KTH/Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap (EECS)

    Author : Linda Cnattingius; Ella Wirstad Gustafsson; [2019]
    Keywords : social media activism; slacktivism; prosocial behaviour; moral self-licensing; media technology;

    Abstract : With modern communication technology advancements, activist expression has become more common on social media platforms. Especially susceptible to these expressions is the millennial generation, whose lives are greatly permeated by media technology. READ MORE

  3. 3. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing? In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Use of Facebook by Georgian Queer Activists: Compromised Empowerment and New Challenges

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informatik och media

    Author : Lasha Kavtaradze; [2018]
    Keywords : Empowerment; ICTs; Queer; Activism; Community Psychology; Facebook;

    Abstract : In Georgia, a country with a post-soviet past and a long path of geopolitical struggles that is transitioning into a liberal democracy, queer people remain as one of the most oppressed groups of the society. Despite the hostile environment, there are several openly queer activists who fight against the oppression on a daily basis. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Dynamics of Weibo Charities : A case study of “The Free Lunch Program”

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för öst- och sydöstasienstudier

    Author : Yuyun Li; [2015]
    Keywords : Slacktivism; Online Activism; Civic engagement; Korla; Beijing; Weibo Charity; Internet and Social Media; The Free Lunch Program; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Since 2010, Weibo is not only a tool for transmitting information, but also for conducting all kinds of charity activities to attract more public attention and give people more power to influence public welfare. The purpose of this thesis is to explore Chinese citizens’ knowledge of Weibo charities and their motivation for participating in Weibo charities by carrying out a case study of the Free Lunch Program. READ MORE