Twitter Activism

Global Focus 50x50 Activist Social Media Wiki

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:

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


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:

How to choose a good Twitter Username:

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

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

How to Retweet:

How to like a Tweet: