Introduction

Twitter Iran

From Occupy to the Arab Spring, from Gaza to Ferguson, we’re often told how social media can liberate us from corporate news interests and allow activists to communicate directly with the each other and the wider public.

We also hear about governments spying on all our online activity, and wonder whether organising online is safe.

Social media is a contentious and rapidly changing phenomenon that is transforming the way we create and consume media, and the way we engage politically. But how do we use it effectively as trade union activists?

This course will look at developing effective campaigns, and spreading them using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, You Tube, Instagram, blogs and a host of other social networks.
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12. Facebook

Facebook has 500 million users, which makes it a good place to meet people. Facebook is also very go …

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13. Twitter

Twitter is a dynamic communications medium that has exploded in popularity. Its potential for campai …

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