Analyze This Class 7

What is the Gladwell dispute?  Do you agree or disagree and why?

In Small Change Gladwell argues that activism today via social media is not equivalent to that of the 1960 sit ins. While I understand his point that perhaps sharing or liking a page may not require as much physical effort as sitting outside a cafe days on end, the ability for social media to quickly spread a message offers new possibilities.  Additionally, while many people may simply inform themselves about a topic, others will be inspired and seek out ways to make a difference.    In his response to Gladwell, Melber notes that different people are interested in different things.  I think this well sums up the debate – social media protests may work for some, but not others.

What early media system helped establish the democratic US system?

Telegraph or Radio?

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