Monday, May 14, 2012

Hacktivism vs. Consumerism

Let's be realistic
"Dumps" not likely to go viral on the Pinterest crowd

Hacktivism is the exploitation of the internet, through means that weren't necessarily intended, for the purpose of spreading a social message.

New Forms of Hacktivism suggests pinning pictures of Occupy protests, infographics about climate change, quotes from Malcolm X or Naomi Wolf, garbage dumps or even Walmart. "The first time I posted an image of two women kissing, I got a complaining comment from a woman who said her granddaughter used the site and she didn’t want her exposed to things like that. Expose!"

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