“Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power” demonstrates the utilization of social media in order to provide change to society. Social media has become a platform in which users can educate and unite with one another in order to bring awareness to certain social disparities.
This past month, it was demonstrated on our campuses. One user took an offensive picture one of her peers uploaded and made it her cover photo. This simple but bold act created campus wide discussions about the challenges POC students face on a daily basis. It provided more awareness to students, professors, staff, parents, etc. Social media is a very new and powerful tool. It could potentially bring great change and awareness to many different challenges our society.
The article below discusses how social media can bring change. One element it talks about is the use of hashtags. Through trending hashtags (ex: #Ferguson), it calls attention to a problem in our society. The article states, “The story might not have come to many folks’ attention save for the hashtag which caused people to follow events as they unfolded on social media, blogging, sharing and talking about it all” (Sharma). We need to utilize this new platform in order to create change.