Signal vs. Noise

Jun 21

“There is a power that can be created out of pent-up indignation, courage, and the inspiration of a common cause, and that if enough people put their minds and bodies into that cause, they can win. It is a phenomenon recorded again and again in the history of popular movements against injustice all over the world.” — Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Jun 19

Origins

Today, India and China abandon or kill more girls than are actually born in the US. Its called Gendercide and its very real.

I find it hard to believe this type of atrocity can occur in modern society. It’s utterly appalling.
…and yet, I don’t speak out.

How exactly would I speak out and if I did?
Would it actually make a difference?

During the SOPA/PIPA debate, thousands of people rallied on social media to show their disapproval of a controversial bill. The activity surrounding it was all very public and you couldn’t help but notice all the chatter.

People posted on facebook and twitter, added a STOP SOPA banner to their profile picture, and some even aimed a Robo Calling cannon at Congress, tying up their phone lines with messages to stop SOPA.

It was a punk rock moment for the internet as people took action, together.

I’m not an activist type of guy and yet I  found myself jumping on this bandwagon, sent some tweets and even changed my profile picture. And yet for most issues. I do nothing.

Thunderclap was born out of the idea that people are more likely to speak out when they stand together.

And through crowdspeaking, they will be heard.

Dave Cascino / @davidcascino