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Why online petitions and social media campaigns alone won't bring about change

15 December 2015 12:14 PM

"Social media is completely irrelevant until it transfers to feet on the ground and bums on seats", says Tom Eaton.

Activism on social media only has value if it mobilises people to gather and make physical efforts beyond the virtual space.

This is the view of newspaper columnist Tom Eaton amid the popular #ZumaMustFall movement and other online petitions calling for President Jacob Zuma to be removed.

Social media is completely irrelevant until it transfers to feet on the ground and bums on seats.

Tom Eaton, newspaper columnist

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This article first appeared on 702 : Why online petitions and social media campaigns alone won't bring about change


15 December 2015 12:14 PM

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