social media

Basics
1 Online activism has its shortcomings, but is not a failure

Activists have turned to social media as a way to get people involved in their campaigns. Critics say that the ‘slacktivism’ or ‘clicktivism’ is nothing more than a cheap way to make a person feel like she did something while not doing anything. Proponents say that every little bit helps…

World Politics
1 Three reasons to pay attention to Tunisia

Here are three reasons you should pay attention to Tunisia: 1. First, a popular uprising — sparked by the dramatic suicide of an abused man — has succeeded in ousting a corrupt dictator. Such uprisings don’t happen that often, and they usually don’t succeed. This story by Kristen Chick for…