Tag: Facebook

Facebook’s Town Hall Feature Just Revolutioned Digital Activism

Earlier this week Facebook launched something called Town Hall that makes it easy for you to find and contact those who represent you at every level. Town Hall is awesome. Here is a rundown of what it puts at your easy disposal. FIND YOUR REPS This is pretty straightforward, all you do is plug in…

Posted in Politics and Elections

21st Century Protest Songs Have a Digital Home

As Occupy Wall Street grows, the movement’s unofficial soundtrack is coming together on Facebook and SoundCloud

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Personal Liberty Issue Update: School Makes New Students Pee In A Cup, And Then Pay For It

College students face drug tests to attend school, teachers are getting themselves into trouble on Facebook, Michele Bachmann on the HPV vaccine, and more. Stay up to date and be grateful that you live in a nation where you can make your opinions known!

Posted in Personal Liberty

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Chuck Norris – Kicking Ass for Freedom

While supporters of same-sex marriage are still glowing over the decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, the gay rights movement has tasted both victory and defeat concerning the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

John Mellencamp’s Facebook Smoking Ultimatum

Fourteen-year-old Speck Mellencamp talked his father, roots rocker (and Farm Aid co-founder) John Mellencamp into quitting smoking if he got a million people to join this Facebook page. It’s up to 231,091 and still has a long way to go, in spite of Speck’s chat with Scott Simon on NPR this weekend. Speck’s page also…

Posted in Health Care Reform

Health-Care Reform And Social Media

“No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, join us in posting this as your status for the rest of the day.” So went the status updates of Facebook users a couple of weeks back. It’s unclear which individual or…

Posted in HeadCount Community, Health Care Reform

Why Did I Actually Have to Work Last Thursday Morning? (or: how a politically-based tech attack shut down MY social networking)

In an interview with the Guardian, a Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu says the Russian government is responsible for last Thursday’s denial-of-service disruptions on several popular social networking sites that left hundreds of millions of web users worldwide with a largely smaller connection to those around them. Countless others have reported being bored to tears…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

You Enjoy Myspace: Phish And Social Networking

“When we look at bands and artists that foster community (and sometimes endless jams), we can see parallels to the rise of social networks,” writes Phish fan and strategic-communications specialist Josh Sternberg in “What Twitter and Facebook Can Learn From Phish,” an intriguing post for Mashable: The Social Media Guide. Sternberg makes the often repeated…