Identity and Online Advocacy

From slacktivism to activism: exploring the increase of youth participation in online social movements through Twitter.

Abstract From-slacktivism-to-activism-exploring-the-increase-of-youth-participation-in-online-social-movementsDownload The emergence of social media platforms has changed the way that young people advocate for a social cause. Slacktivism is the new phenomenon that has revolutionised the world of online activism by empowering young people to participate in social movements from the comfort of their homes. Often critised as the ‘laziest form of activism’, this paper will challenge the popular Read more […]

Communities and Social Media

TikTok: The Centre of Youth Culture in 2021

TikTok? The Kesha Song? PDFDownload A persons age can quickly be determined by the first thing they think of when someone says ‘TikTok’. If you started singing the 2010 Kesha hit, you’re probably a millennial. Was your first thought a clock? Okay, Boomer. Thought about your favourite app, Gen Z. In the few years since its launch TikTok has made its way into the cultural zeitgeist as more and more people have downloaded the app. Young users flocked to TikTok to discover the new trendy app Read more […]