Social Activism: #UntilWeAllBelong

EMMA MILLER

Featured Image, Marriage Rights by Katie Cox (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Social Activism must be circulated in today’s digital media society.

So what is social activism? We can view this as a group or organisation, which focuses on social or political issues through different mediums, to bring about change.
Politics, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are just a few ongoing areas which are in need of social activism.

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One which frustrates, and upsets a wealth of people in today’s society, is marriage equality. A social movement which caught my attention recently called Until We All Belong, is a movement about equal rights and marriage equality. As described on…

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Gamified FREEBIES (we all love free stuff, right?)

EMMA MILLER

Gamification.Just think about this word for a bit… do you know what this means? Do you know what is involved within this process? Well, at first I had no idea what this meant and the process in which it is used. 

After looking into the definition, and the process of gamification, I discovered some very interesting areas, in which I was too familiar with. Processes in which I would actively use in my everyday life. Such as gamified learning, education, devices, apps, online (and offline) games, just to name a few in which I frequently use. The one that surprised me the most, was gamifiction within customer loyalty, also known as Marketing gamification. Customer loyalty gamification, includes cards like frequent flyer points, Gloria Jeans points, Boost points, and Kathmandu points just to name a few in which I am engaged with.

IHIQ1143Photograph by Emma Miller, 16 April 2017

So what…

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