NCOM

3026

Beyond iCelebrities: Social Networking and Social Activism

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Beyond iCelebrities

Spring 2019

Taught By: Kathleen Sweeney

Section: A

CRN: 4287

Credits: 3

Popular social networking sites have evolved rapidly in the past few years, alongside Internet-savvy grassroots organizations like MoveOn.org. The course outlines the recent history of Move On, Code Pink, Facebook, YouTube, and Second Life (virtual activism) and the viral nature of Internet trends. What happens when corporate entities enter social networks on the Internet? What is the link between viral marketing and social change? We consider questions about the nature of the "collective generosity" mindset inherent in millennial offerings like Wikipedia, with an eye to mapping global resource and information networks to include the most disenfranchised of global citizens. How can the activist potential of the Internet be used to address global warming, poverty, and political injustice?

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:51pm 8/15/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: 12:00am - 12:00am

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/13/2019