Is clicktivism a real game-changer? Or does it create an illusion that you really change something? Can clicktivism replace real social activism?

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  1. F. Beard says:

    Fustest?

    OT but why not stir the pot?

    ScienceDaily (Apr. 1, 2012) — Corals may be better placed to cope with the gradual acidification of the world’s oceans than previously thought — giving rise to hopes that coral reefs might escape climatic devastation. from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120401160101.htm

    Told ya so!

  2. Blow_In says:

    @ F. Beard
    Read the article. Like the whole article not just the headline.

  3. F. Beard says:

    You mean like this part?

    Ironically, an added plus is that warming oceans may increase the rates of coral growth, especially in corals now living in cooler waters, he says.

    This will turn out to be much ado about nothing. “Thou shalt not burn carbon” is not in the Bible. In any event, it is systematic violation of “Thou shalt not steal” and the prohibition against usury between fellow countrymen that is financing environmental destruction.

  4. Blow_In says:

    Hows about this part F. Beard.

    “As humans release ever-larger amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, besides warming the planet, the gas is also turning the world’s oceans more acidic — at rates thought to far exceed those seen during past major extinctions of life.”
    or this part
    “Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, has shown that some marine organisms that form calcium carbonate skeletons have an in-built mechanism to cope with ocean acidification — which others appear to lack.”
    or this part
    “But the picture for coral reefs as a whole isn’t quite so straightforward, as the ‘glue’ that holds coral reefs together — coralline algae — appear to be vulnerable to rising acidity,” Professor McCulloch explains.

    And what’s the Bible got to do with it anyway.

    And besides that the deniers have won. Not because they are right necessarily. {Everybody wants them to be right} but because we are greedy monkeys that have very little ability to control our behavior or plan for the future.

  5. F. Beard says:

    but because we are greedy monkeys that have very little ability to control our behavior or plan for the future. Blow_In

    We’re caught in a trap. Our money system REQUIRES exponential growth just to pay the usury.

  6. Ehe most important orgabism on earth! because practically no life on earth exists without it. http://www.ecology.com/2011/09/12/important-organism/

  7. Jayme says:

    Is clicktivism a real game-changer? It shifts the game but the game is basically the same. Some issues get buried within all the information where other issues that would have been obscured become highlighted with the use of ‘emotional pornography.’

    Or does it create an illusion that you really change something? Many are deluded into thinking that clicking makes a difference and a few take action. Some of those that take rational action move the change in a good direction and others that are simply reactionary make things worse.

    Can clicktivism replace real social activism? No. All talk (click) and no action does nothing to change the world.

    The only difference between conventional media and internet is that the large central propaganda bureaus haven’t figured out how to spin the internet with their message yet. The internet will eventually be controlled (tamed) like every other form of technical communication or frontier.

  8. Christophe says:

    I would say that clictivism achieves as little as ‘real social activism’ does…
    ex: OWS, which basically has ‘achieved’ getting people beat up by the police, with no effect on policy, or the peace movement of the 60′s, which apparently not only had no impact on the timeline of the Vietnam war but actually served TPTB’s interests in breaking down society away from its old values.

    That being said, I hold high hopes for future web-based systems that will help people get better info on how to individually (but collectively) kick TPTB’s butts.
    ex: once most people have woken up, most will be motivated to boycott the various industries that TPTB own, spending their money on small ethical concerns that don’t screw over their customers. It would be nice to buy jeans that last for decades (TPTB stopped making those decades ago), technology that isn’t designed to fail in TPTB may own 80% of business, but that stock will be worth nothing once people move away from it ‘en masse’.

  9. Mother Earth says:

    Only if you direct people to do what you collectively want, like you could with my website http://www.addemocracy.com

    The people that adequately protect their vitality are just blown away by the stupidity of the iPhony generation..You are not sold the product of corporations, you ARE the product of corporations: a well trained conduit for distributing carbon..

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