So far the Internet seems like a pretty chill place, no? Especially now that you know how to ward off the creepers and malware. You can play games, Facebook with friends worlds away or down the street, and look up whatever info you're jonesing for. What you might not know, though, is that the world wide web can also be a powerful tool for change.
Using the Internet, bloggers in war-torn countries keep a news pipeline going when there is no other, students organize over Twitter, radio sites play banned music online in dictatorships, and politicians try to get your vote. Regardless of the cause, the Internet can help people organize. Now it's your turn to figure out how you can use the Internet to organize and mobilize, and consider what causes matter to YOU (yes, we want you!) enough to get involved.
When your instructor asks you to go to the websites below, open them in your browser.
World Food Programme's Freerice Info Page. Read the page and watch the video, then discuss the following questions:
Freerice Game. Play the game, then discuss these questions:
Activism Websites. Dig around for causes that you're interested in.