Social protests aren’t dead, they’ve just gone online

24.05.2012                      03.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 47 des Omer

Israelischer Sommer:

Social protests aren't dead, they've just gone online

Virtual arenas,' 'crowdfunding,' 'collaborative consumption' were among the trends on display at yesterday's annual conference of the Israel 2021 initiative.

The social protests of last summer gave rise not only to a new generation of young, passionate leaders, but also to a new generation of entrepreneurs who discovered it’s possible to harness technology for social purposes. Some are launching initiatives that provide tools for protest, others are devising solutions that reduce social gaps and open new opportunities. Some of these solutions were designed for profit, some not….