Is social media doing the job for us?

Social media has a lot of hype… it is new, knows  no  boundaries  and therefore cuts across racial, gender and geographical  lines with energy and confidence. What is the effect of this  creature that is moving like wild-fire in our lives.

Should we know? Do we want to know or are we too breathless trying to keep pace with its vertical  jumps as it forces the market to open new devices and platforms for its spread?

Are we too busy to care  as we  try  to  suck in all the information; view all the pictures and unravel all the data, it sends our way during its dizzy horizontal race across time lines and through man-made gates?

We, at Feminists Aliens are interrogating the role of social media in activism, especially as it relates to feminism and development. Our findings will be included in a paper to be presented at the University of the West Indies,  Institute for Gender and Development Studies 20th Anniversary Conference on “Continuities, Challenges and Transformations in Caribbean Gender Relations” to be held at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, 6-8 November, 2013.

We invite you to join this quest, not as passive bystanders but as active participants for whom the research will be beneficial.  Share your opinions. Please completing the below questionnaire. It will take you one click to reach and seven minutes to complete.




Marva Cossy


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