clicktivism

Interviews

We Asked Jimmy Wales Why His Social Network Is Better Than Twitter

TPO wants to be a “meaningful” social network.
Victoria Turk
7.22.15
machines

Solving Online Activism's Astroturfing Problem With Bitcoin Tech

BitVote wants to help add legitimacy to online campaigns.
Gian Volpicelli
3.4.15
Power

The 'Internet Slowdown' Generated Nearly a Million Comments the FCC Won't Read

Form letters go right into the digital trash bin.
Jason Koebler
9.12.14
NETFLIX

Netflix and Reddit Join the 'Internet Slowdown' Protest to Save Net Neutrality

Reddit, WordPress, Vimeo, Upworthy, Kickstarter, Etsy, and dozens of other sites have already agreed to show a popup window with a "loading" icon on September 10.
Jason Koebler
9.8.14
Power

Net Neutrality Advocates Want to Slow Down Your Internet to Protest Fast Lanes

The groups behind the SOPA blackout want to show you what the internet would feel like without net neutrality.
Jason Koebler
9.3.14
Internet

Who’s Getting Rich Off Profit-Driven 'Clicktivism'

Online petitions are putting millions in the hands of a few organizations, limiting the web’s potential as a tool for global change.
Nithin Coca
8.11.14
News

Offline Activism Is the Tricky Part for #YesAllWomen

Over the weekend, an offshoot of the American Revolutionary Communist Party organized a series of #YesAllWomen-based rallies in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and San Francisco. The tweets were better.
Jules Suzdaltsev
6.4.14
Twitter

The Hollow Clicktivism of Hijacking a Twitter Publicity Campaign

Hijacking the NYPD's publicity stunt may be a valuable exposé of police brutality, but the limits of the platform stymie real change.
Jordan Pearson
4.25.14