Digital Citizenship Assignment : Activism & Protest

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Digital citizenship : Activism &Protest
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION:..........................................................................................................................1ANALYSIS:.....................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION:...............................................................................................................................4REFERENCES :..............................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTION:Since, the evolution of social media the life of people has been transformed. It hascreated a high impact on society. The role of writers, media and press has influenced peoplemindset in both positive and negative way (Bonilla and Rosa, 2015)Media has played a crucialrole in covering stories around the world. It has covered digital activism and protest that occursin the society. Besides this, by tapping on vital points and reflections on stories media has givena mainstream to focus on this. Social media has shaped the life of people. It has showed them thepath on how to share or protest their views and thoughts. This essay will show how social mediaplatforms has connected people and social life. Also, how it has created a network that hasshaped life of people.ANALYSIS:Social media platforms have provided a way of getting connected with each other. Byusing this people share their views regarding things happening in their society (Kaun andUldam, 2017)With this it becomes easy for them to know what is right and wrong. This helpsthem to protest or support it. There are many meaning of digital citizenship. It is said that itrefers to benefit society as a whole by using social media tools. It helps leaders to understandhow technology must be used by children and adults in appropriate way. There has been a greatimpact on South Africa and Middle East, where the protestors have used tools in influencingpeople. By starting campaigns people are making efforts to rise social cause or protest it. It hasenabled them to think in both positive and negative way. The role of activists in connectingsociety and people can be seen as major impact on technology (Bimber, Copeland and Gibson,2015) By using this platform it has made it easy for them to influence people regarding socialcause.Social media has been very effective in mobilisation. It means encouraging relationshipbetween activism process and people following it. Digital citizenship is way of describing how touse technology by an individual. It gives responsibility to individual his privacy rights on socialmedia rights. Now a days activists are using social media tools to promote campaigns (Elliottand Earl, 2016). This can be described by taking example of Istanbul where people protestedusing Twitter using hashtag #DirenMerdiven for political uprising. Each social media platform
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