Protests Through Our Laptops

In the twenty-first century, protests are more likely to be found through social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.  It seems like all Americans have access to the Internet and therefore, have the ability to post their opinions at leisure.  While this makes it easy to share opinions, this does not necessarily mean those opinions are necessary or important.  And these opinions are everywhere; it would be impossible to be fully educated on every valid opinion and social problem in the world.  Groups of opinions form protests and movements, but these movements are now through the Internet, not through face-to-face confrontation.

21st century America?

Because it is easier to form protests, the protests through the Internet lose their influence and power, because there are so many of them.  The more important ones could easily be lost in the ocean of non-important campaigns.  The most important campaigns (or at least the most famous) are those that protest in the old-fashioned way: rallies, picketing, marches, concerts, etc.  Large events will make a lasting effect on other citizens.  Posting opinions on the Internet will never be as important or memorable as organized events.  Organized events will always have more influence and power, because face-to-face contact is the best way to give your opinion.

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  1. Pingback: protesting what shouldn’t be « JRFibonacci's blog: partnering with reality

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