This is really thoughtful and practical guide borne of the experience of Palestinians using twitter
Jerusalem- Today, being an activist is “cool.” A bully is not the “cool” person in your neighborhood anymore. It is even easier to obtain the title of an activist. A person who is very active on social media is a social media activist. If one actively discusses women’s issues, he/she is a feminist (women’s rights activist). The title of “activist” in Palestine is like the university degrees from Eastern Europe in the 70’s & 80’s that could be bought cheap. As those degrees do not help heal the sick or build a sustainable tower, having the “activist” title does not make one a great advocate of the cause.
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