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Film and Media
FILM 260
Dale Kristensen

1Clicktivism A Model For 21st Century ActivismBy Cerian Jenkins Huffpost Battle between traditional activism vs clicktivismUsing internet and tweeting liking reblogging etc for activism rather than physical activism which you can not quantiably measure we loose the spark behind activist movements and revolution which ignites and inspires each individual to stand up raise their voice and be heardless motivation and less passionClicktivism Micah White argues discourages calling for drastic action And as such clicktivism will never breed social revolutionBut is clicktivism all badIt can reach more people and end up grabbing more peoples attention therefore bringing more awareness to an issue Places the issues in your facebookClicktivism critics often only talk and criticize passive clicktivism online petitions and FB status campaigns and overlook the more in depth digital projectsKony 201230 minute lm attempting to lead to the arrest of military leader Joseph Kony in Uganda Well done lm that went viral Was targeted with backlash Film called for a world wide canvassing campaign cover the night though the turnout was not as good as hopedBut roughly 3000 people showed up at the whitehouse to push the Kony campaign and troops have been sent AnonymousHacktivist group Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan and claim to represent the concept of many online and ofine community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic digitised global brainHave released many many online protests attacks and campaigns includingLaunching a coordinated DDoS attack on the International Federation of the Photographic Industry responsible for safeguarding recording artists rights after The Pirate Bay codefendants were found guilty of facilitating extensive copyright infringements in 2009An attack described as the single largest internet attack in its history after lesharing website Megaupload was shut down by the US Department of Justice and the FBI in 2012Working with Occupy Wall Street protesters to help organise demonstrations Anonymous also used social networking sites to urge Occupy protesters to avoid civil disorder and to keep protests peaceful for maximum impactAnonymous has become globally well known for its protests against the Church of Scientology The project known as Project Chanology was started in response to the Church of Scientologys attempts to remove material from a highly publicised interview with Scientologist Tom Cruise from the Internet in January 2008 The project was publicly launched in the form of a video posted to YouTube Message to Scientology on January 21 2008Most recently and in response to Operation Pillar of Cloud in November 2012 Anonymous launched a series of attacks on Israeli government websites Anonymous protested what they called the barbaric brutal and despicable treatment of the Palestinian peopleGood at getting attention of media and public
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