Activist social media strategies – Reimagining the basics


Social media strategies are a big part of being a good activist in 2020. Plus, social media is a big topic and will continue to be in the future. We live in social bubbles, which is partly our fault and partly the fault of media companies. So the point of this post is to encourage people to see the bubble for what it is.

Once we can see past the individuals representing their respective bubbles, we can see the bubble as a whole thing. This is important because of how much misinformation is out there. That leads us to the number one reason to reimagine social media.

Restore value to the truth through social media

What does it say about a group of people that don’t value truth? More importantly, what does it say about the rest of us? Our philosophy says that people must not be acting as good bearers of the truth. We can bring back the popularity of truth-bearers through reimaging social media.

Social Media strategies are creating too many problems

From get rich quick schemes to blatant scams, it’s all happening on social media. People are now more paranoid than ever, and they are more secluded. Plus, Covid-19 has exacerbated this issue. In a way, social media has become the new Wild West.

Shallow is not perfect

Instead of seeing everything at face value, we can choose to see the depth of a situation. This type of reimagining takes real effort; judging a book by its cover no effort. That’s why people do it. You can choose to judge with the herd, but I won’t.

Unity as a byproduct of reimagining social media

I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say that unity is bad. Moreover, unity is within our grasp. We have to confront the realities of living in a social media-dominated age. That means not settling for existence inside a walled advertiser garden.

Going viral is not a realistic goal

Promoting unrealistic goals is the essence of what viral sensations are. How does it help anyone? It’s like having a bunch of people play the lottery that’s tax-free. Plus, most people aren’t spending money; they are losing something more valuable. Time.

Take back the power over your personal information

Some people might not care about their private browsing data. If you follow our posts related to privacy, you would know we care. The fact of the matter is social media targetted advertising is not helping users. It’s a form of paid spam, and we don’t have to accept it.

Connect in more meaningful ways

Do people get tired of arguing pointlessly on the internet? I’m serious too. Through my writing, research, and analysis, I’ve found that people respond better when listening. Therefore if we can get people to listen more, it would be a huge boon. Especially related to the arena of public discourse.

Productivity wins the race

Studies have shown social media is making us lazy. Moreover, social media doesn’t promote or reward original thinking. In fact, it reduces the learning and research potential of each individual. If we reimagine social media, we can learn to do more with it. Make social media work for us and not against us.

Poor students make even worse teachers

Think about how many unmotivated social media users are preparing to enter the real world right now. The answer is probably a lot, and social media has made them vastly underprepared. I struggle to find better reasoning to reimagine social media than ours and our children’s futures.

Your brain on social media

If people are going to be media addicted, the least we can do is steer them in the right direction. That’s the whole point of writing this article. More importantly, we are obligated as moral and responsible people to do the right thing. In this case, the right thing isn’t sitting back and letting the world pass us by.

Conclusion

That concludes our article on the ten reasons to reimagine social media and why it’s important. Check back soon for additional updates, or leave a comment about how you feel below.