Speak Your Mind: Internet Activism
If you’ve been on Facebook anytime in the last 36 hours, you’ve probably seen more than a little red. If you were logged into my account (hey, get outta there!) you would noticed a vast sea of red. That’s because the U.S. Supreme court heard cases regarding the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state, and the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing as legal the marriage of two people of the same sex.
But I don’t really want to talk about that. I want to get your views on the phenomenon of showing support for a cause via social networking sites.
I’ll admit, I changed my Facebook profile picture to reflect my support for marriage equality, I’m not exactly sure why. I don’t think I’m going to sway the SCOTUS. (I mean, Ruth Bader Ginsburg won’t even accept my friend request.) Nor is this an issue that is having a PR problem. Awareness doesn’t really need to be raised. But I changed my profile picture anyway.
Do you change your social media accounts to reflect support for one cause or another? Do you think it helps? If not, why do you do it?