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More changing the world :)

So now I’ve included a “Change the World” category on the menu up the top there. This will contain posts advising you of practical ways you can make your time online count for something (and also in real life), not just changing your facebook status…

Changing Your Status Doesn’t Cure Cancer or Alleviate Poverty

Disclaimer: To those of you who do change your facebook statuses with the full understanding that you are merely supporting a cause and need to follow up with other action to actually see long term change, more power to you! Please bear with the bluntness (and potential controversy) of what follows…

In the past ten or twenty years, awareness campaigns have been hugely successful in getting many things out into the open. 

Now that so many things are in the open and known about, participating in viral awareness campaigns is (not solely, but to a degree) is often just a way for people to feel like they’re making a difference when actually they’re not doing a heck of a lot. It’s great for showing support for friends who might be struggling through something, but not for long term change in medical or poverty trends. Continue reading