Society is a communal act, and with social media, it is now easier than ever to create and find communities. In a sense, it has leveled the playing field — it can be utilized by anyone with internet access. In recent years, the social and political turmoil has shown the potential social media posts possess. This is an examination of activism through social media.
Social media utilizes disruption to propel action by people. The usage of the rules and bars that bisect the page communicate this disruption.
The message of hashtag activism lies in the relationship between the people and the communities it can create. Hashtag activism is fleeting, but it creates community that can lead to tangible and visible change. Social media is a tool, but it should not be the only medium used to make the progress that they are calling for.