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The Power of Social Media









The Outer Banks of North Carolina are connected to the mainland via the Bonner Bridge, and that bridge has been in need of replacement for almost 40 years. In 2008 high school students made this short documentary to advocate for action. 

Bonner Bridge Project


(On March 8, 2016, construction began on a replacement for the Bonner Bridge.)

The New Change


Send a MatterGram (from Choose2Matter)


Reading: 
Do Something.org
How Hashtag Activism Is Changing the Way We Protest
Social Media Helps Syrian Refugee


Questions:
  1. Can you think of any examples of digital activism? Have you participated in any?
  2. Do you think digital activism can sometimes do harm?
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