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  • Standing Rock Facebook check-ins: Slacktivism, or something more?

    Yahoo! - 11/01/2016

    The trend of checking in at Standing Rock is a “perfect example” of the way that social media “allows people to take part in protests or political activity at a distance,” generating a wider sense of engagement, excitement, and “a feeling of collective identity on the part of the movement that can help make the movement stronger and then have an impact,” says Jeffrey S. Juris, an associate professor of anthropology at Northeastern University in Boston.

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