Orkut vs. Facebook

Both social networking site, Orkut and Facebook, were launched in 2004. I find this interesting as I look at the two sites together and their obvious similarities, especially as Orkut shut down in September 2014 and Facebook is still going strong. Orkut was popular in Brazil. Its “original purpose was for users to find communitiesContinue reading “Orkut vs. Facebook”

Breast Cancer Cyberactivism

Social media is used for a number of different reasons. It isn’t just about connecting or staying in touch with family. Individuals have begun to use it as a way to call for activism or “to promote a particular cause or charity” (Mahoney, 2017, p. 71). Even Facebook has come to encourage this by offeringContinue reading “Breast Cancer Cyberactivism”