The debate "Internet activism is a waste of time" was started by
August 28, 2015, 4:56 am.
6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 31 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part. posted the first argument on this debate as a disagreeing part.
laurairw and 5 visitors agree.
Abraham, PsychDave, Sumerian, Tristanzee, invincible_01, sloanstar1000, thetruthhasbeenspoken, DanielleR123, gouthamabi, Maharshi, rajarshimaiti, xbulletwithbutterflywingsx, pajrc1234, scotthansonMC and 17 visitors disagree.
It depends on the issue and what form of activism. Internet activism is unlikely to change real world issues alone, but it can help spread the message, it can organize activists and it can be a way of impacting things that are otherwise untouchable. It is hard for someone in North America to impact the Middle East directly but by being vocal online it could influence decision makers who fear losing the votes. There are also things like cyber bullying that are by definition happening online, so online activities are the best way to stop the problem and support the victims.