A New Kind of Media

            Have you ever considered using Twitter as a way to reach the masses and promote social change? Think again. Malcolm Gladwell, a reputable journalist, speaker and best-selling author of four books, is thorough in his writing. He first presents the opposing viewpoint before explaining his counterargument in detail. He relies on contrasting real life examples from pre-social networking revolutionary to present day activism, through short narratives.

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            Gladwell argues that there is no potential for systematic change since ties to the group are weak and there is no central leadership structure, making decisions and goal setting impossible. In the past, strong ties have been the primary factor causing people to participate in high-risk protests. Social media activism is instead built around weak ties, which increases participation at the cost of lowering the risk. This article is a wakeup call…

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About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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