Slacktivism: Technology Is Only as Good as the People Who Use It

Asher Wren | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Asher Wren

Since the dawn of social media, citizens of the social space have been exposed to an ever-increasing number of causes and movements. This in turn has helped to propagate the notion of 'slacktivism', the perception - arguably the delusion - that you can effect change without really doing anything at all.

Racism, Autocracy and Roy Hodgson: Welcome to Euro 2012

Matthew Handley | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Handley

A ball has yet to be kicked, and already Euro 2012 has become the most controversial football tournament in recent memory.

Virtual Protesters

Stephanie Allen | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK
Stephanie Allen

Will the street protests and campaigns of the past become online videos that people can 'like' from the comfort of their desk chair, with a cup of tea in one hand whilst the other acts like an eager activist, just waiting to click on another link to a campaigning cause?

WATCH: Charlie Brooker Takes On 'Kony 2012'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Comedy

If you want a media bubble burst, just call up Charlie Brooker. Be it on Newswipe, Screenwipe, Gameswipe or other things that don't contain the word "...

Congo Warlord Thomas Lubanga Convicted Of Conscripting Child Soldiers

Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

Thomas Lubanga, a former rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been convicted of kidnapping children and forcing them to become chil...

WATCH: Jon Stewart's Hilarious Take On The Kony 2012 Phenomenon

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Comedy

For those not in the know, the Kony 2012 video has now been watched 100 million times in just four days, making it the most successful viral video of ...

Two Thoughts on Kony 2012

James Hetterley | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Hetterley

The past two years have seen a revolution within the activist movement. And what has changed? The Arab Awakening, Occupy, and UK Uncut are three new m...