In a world where connectivity is power, it is easy to see how political and social movements have gathered momentum and manifested into significant revolutions. Connectivity has defined the role of social media as a means by which people can mobilise, coordinate and disseminate information. Social Media has become a podium for the individual from which they use their voice to amplify a message that has the potential to insight change.
For example, #blacklivesmatter was a movement that started after George Simmerman’s acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. This movement is about starting the conversation around state violence in the US and still continues today.
Who knew facebook statuses, tweets and YouTube clips could cause such a big reaction for the people?
So, the power now lies with the individual but is dependent upon connectivity. People are empowered by their own participation in social media and this is how political and social movements are started. The world is changing. My question to you is, are these changes for the better?