This is an article written by Malcolm Gladwell of The New Yorker called, “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted”. This is interesting because I have often thought, as I shared something on my Facebook or even through this blog, of how diluted individual causes and passions have become on the net. It is very hard to sift through EVERY cause that EVERY friend is concerned with. We spread ourselves too thin because signing that petition is one click away. I don’t even remember all the petitions I signed. I meant it at the moment though. Give this article a read and leave some comments, opinions, or thoughts!!
- If the revolution is tweeted it’ll probably get lost in a sea of tweets about Justin Beiber (broadstuff.com)
- Sorry, Malcolm Gladwell, the revolution may well be tweeted [Voices] (voices.allthingsd.com)
- Tipping Point Author Malcolm Gladwell Says Facebook, Twitter Won’t Lead to Social Change (readwriteweb.com)
- Four Ways Social Media Is Redefining Activism (psychologytoday.com)
- Twitter and Facebook cannot change the real world, says Malcolm Gladwell (guardian.co.uk)
- Malcolm Gladwell Really Gets Social Networking Wrong (oliverwillis.com)
- Social Media and Social Activism: Four Reasons Why Malcolm Gladwell is Wrong (gauravonomics.com)
- Has Malcolm Gladwell been reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer? (blakehuggins.com)
- Malcolm Gladwell’s new New Yorker Piece (currentbuzz.org)
- Is digital activism an effective medium for change? | Jaz Cummins (guardian.co.uk)
- Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Maher: We Don’t Care What Bloggers Have to Say (blogher.com)
From Sugarcane Ethanol comes a short 5 minute or so video on Ethanol Policy.
Link to their site —-> HERE!!!
“Corporations currently enjoy free speech rights as though they were people. They are not. They are fictional entities created by governments and money in order to generate profits. Since profit is their only motive their behavior is often against the interests of real human beings. They are tools that exist at our pleasure; not the other way around. They should not enjoy unregulated speech.”
You can sign the petition —-> HERE
People raise and breed tigers under the guise of them being pets. The tigers are sold to whoever wants them for whatever reason. They suffer medically sometimes as this is not the primary concern of the person raising the tigers. They sometimes live in the most horrible conditions.
There are many places that masquerade as “Tiger Sanctuaries” to who do the same.