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Does social media have the power to change the world?

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 20-06-2014 14:40 | Academy | Category: Social Media, Strategy

Does social media have the power to change the world?

Does social media have the power to change the world? The answer is yes. But there are still many obstacles, like censorship and literacy. Three-fifths of the world’s population is not connected.
This video from the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a animated infographic about the questions and figures related to change and social media.

The text and storyboarding were researched by David Girling who teaches on the MA Media and International Development. The animation and graphics were by Evan Kutsko.

David recently said in an interview:
“There are around 1.5m Twitter accounts in Kenya out of a population of 43m. Many of these accounts are likely to be dormant. There needs to be a reason to join social media I am sure there will be a new wave of social media platforms developed in the south for the south in the not too distant future.”

Read the interview here.


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