Tag: Facebook activism

Opinion

In defense of the offensive

By Jacob Hill As most Mac students know, Facebook has recently become the preferred forum for Macalester dialogue. Between the resurgence of Mac Confessions and the Meatless Mondays controversy, social media has housed more open political discourse than my poli sci class during the last few months. Earlier this week, one of these arguments began…

Opinion

#PrayForParis, Facebook activism and how we react to tragedy

In the week following the attacks on Paris last November, Facebook was awash with users adding a watermark of the French flag to their profile pictures as symbols of solidarity. #PrayForParis was ubiquitous on social media, and the story dominated the news cycle. Although lacking its own profile picture watermark, the bombings in Brussels elicited…