Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted CGMaster Sun, 02/05/2017 - 10:08

"The kind of activism associated with social media isn’t like this at all. The platforms of social media are built around weak ties. Twitter is a way of following (or being followed by) people you may never have met. Facebook is a tool for efficiently managing your acquaintances, for keeping up with the people you would not otherwise be able to stay in touch with. That’s why you can have a thousand “friends” on Facebook, as you never could in real life."

Movement Building and Deep Change: A Call to Mobilize Strong and Weak Ties CGMaster Sun, 02/05/2017 - 09:53

"We study and practice movement building and are part of a wider community of practice. Below, we share four stories that illustrate what we're seeing on the ground and talking about in our network.   Regardless of the tools we use, what connects and inspires people are stories.  Social media platforms offer new ways of engaging and sharing each other's stories, with organizational stories, with national or global stories -- yet they're no substitute for face-to-face deep community building."