Activism in the Era of the Social Media: A Study of the Use of Social Media by Young People in Amuo Odufin LGA, Lagos State Nigeria

Abstract

Social Media is everything in this age and time. It is no longer that “sophisticated toy” created for the pleasure of the younger generation. Institutions of learning, financial institutions, governments, and every serious organisation now has a social media presence. It has not just brought everybody together in a global village, it has equally given everybody a voice and provided a platform for a lot of vibrant young men and women who would have never had the opportunity to air their views anywhere else. But in the midst of all these is a particular concern which is if the social media translates its online impact on activism offline as well. Findings showed that it does. It doesn’t only give a voice to the voiceless, it not only mobilizes like minds online, it persuades them to act offline. Questionnaires served as primary source of data for this study while scholarly articles and books relevant to the study served as secondary source of data.

Citation: Akagu Joseph Ifeanyichukwu (2022) Activism in the Era of the Social Media: A Study of the Use of Social Media by Young People in Amuo Odufin LGA, Lagos State Nigeria, International Journal of International Relations, Media and Mass Communication Studies, Vol.8, No.1, pp.20-31

 

Keywords: Era, Issues, Social media, Users, activism, global village, young people

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ijirmmcs.15/vol8n1pp2030

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 20-30 (Download PDF)

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