Definition of "Armchair Activist" :
In contrast to an "on the ground" or "grassroots" activist, who is at the scene of the activity that is being witnessed or investigated, an armchair activist works as an activist from their home or office, away from the scene of the activity.
Both types of Activists usually collaborate with each other, individually, or in groups, using Whats App, Twitter, or YouTube.
WhatsApp is useful in several ways:
Conversations are private within a WhatsApp group.
WhatsApp allows easy sharing of images, text, videos, and links.
WhatsApp messages don't get stuck or lost in your inbox or SPAM. It is much faster than email.
WhatsApp messages can be grouped by subject, allowing you to direct your attention to the higher priority messages.
WhatsApp messages can be forwarded to another WhatsApp group.
For Global Focus 50x50, we will be categorizing WhatsApp groups by country or region. Other categories will be technical skill instruction: for example: Photography, How to operate a drone, How to contact indigenous people, How to use Google Maps for location of activity. Making the best use of Twitter when working with indigenous people. Brainstorming. How to use Zoom. How to raise funds.
WhatsApp How To:
How to use WhatsApp on your Android of iPhone: Click Here
How to use Whatsapp on your computer https://youtu.be/fjVlDYu6erU
Twitter is useful for "fishing" for sympathizers or experts: someone who might help you or give you useful information. Imagine you are floating on an inner tube in a sea, with fierce sharks and friendly dolphins, and you don't know how to tell the friendly ones from the unfriendly ones. As an activist, you would begin by following the tweets of some of the organizations that might help indigenous people.
Examples of Twitter Names (We will collect a list for you to follow) :
@jasondovemark - Sierra Club Magazine
@mongabay - Mongo Bay
@paulrauber - Sierra Club editor
@IPRights - IPRI Indigenous People Rights, International
Twitter How To:
How to set up a Twitter Account: https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/create-twitter-account
How to choose a good Twitter Username: https://www.dummies.com/article/technology/social-media/twitter/how-to-choose-a-good-twitter-username-173983/
How to Tweet:
•Type your Tweet (up to 280 characters) into the compose box at the top of your Home timeline, or select the Tweet button in the navigation bar.
•You can include up to 4 photos, a GIF, or a video in your Tweet. Select the Tweet button to post the Tweet to your profile.
Quick Twitter tips
Limit to 1-2 hashtags per Tweet.
Keep your copy short and sweet.
Use images, GIFs, and/or videos whenever possible.
Test, test, test (and use analytics to see what works)
Monitor events and trending conversations.
How to Follow people or organizaions on Twitter:
Go to the profile page of the account you'd like to follow.
Click the Follow button.
Note: Accounts with protected Tweets will have to approve your follow request before you'll be able to see their Tweets.
Twitter - About Mentions and Replies https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/mentions-and-replies
How to Retweet: https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/how-to-retweet
How to like a Tweet:
Click or tap the like icon and it will turn red, confirming that you've liked the Tweet.
You can also like a Tweet from an account's profile page and a Tweet's permalink page.
To undo a like: Click or tap the liked icon.