Facebook – A New Venue for Activism, Advocacy and Outreach

I recently received an email from Mother Jones with some startling information: “Half of current students believe that the future of activism is on Facebook.” Half. That is just amazing.

I’ll have more on this later, but here are some resources to get you started.

Future Majority discusses some of reasons why Facebook hasn’t been used to it’s full potential.

Illinoize explains how a State Rep. harnessed the energy of a Facebook group to build support for his legislation.

This SF Gate article explains how Facebook “Causes” came to be.

Beth Kanter discusses the pros and cons of Facebook activism. Ethan Zuckerman offers his take as well.

I’ll post a case study and best practices guide soon, but in the meantime, what are your experiences with Facebook activism?

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1 comment so far

  1. Beth Kanter on

    Here’s a recent roundup of thoughts .. looking forward to reading your case study
    http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2008/07/nptech-summary.html


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