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It’s Your World, So Change It: Using the Power of the Internet to Create Social Change by Tom Head

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B. Online Activism Careers and Volunteer Opportunities

It’s a basic maxim of this book that online activism is a tool you can use alongside traditional forms of activism, not a tool you can use to replace them. No matter how good the technology gets, there will always be a place and a need for more traditional activism methods.

But what if online activism is all you have? What if you’re out there wandering in the social desert the Internet can sometimes become, with no local activism contacts and no sense that your work is actually going anywhere real, tangible, and human? Even if you want to specialize in online activism (and goodness knows there’s a need), there’s no sense in depriving yourself of local activist contacts—and opportunities, ...

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