What if Autherine Lucy had Twitter?
Mike Fordham, Searcy Sledge, and Taylor Price explored the role of social media on activism today, and speculated about the events of 1956 and 1963 if tools like Twitter or Facebook had existed... How would supporters or opponents of Lucy use social media to organize rallies or marches? What if hashtags like #LetLucyStay or #LucyLove were circulating on the weekend before mob violence broke out?
International Studies Today and Social Media Use
Li conducted a survey of current international students at UA about their social media usage. The number of international students has skyrocketed in recent years, from 733 in 2007 up to 11,156 in 2011. That is an increase of over 1000%!! Li surveyed faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, and found that: