In 2018, all the information in the world is at our fingertips. The news is a quick tap away, or even the flash of a notification; in an instant, millions of people know the most recent event or decision. With social media, millions have the opportunity to have an audience. Their audience may be their Grandma, or it may be 500,000 people that they have never met. There many benefits of social media in activism.
Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Since then at least 842 people have been reported dead, as well as 61,500 living in shelters after their homes were destroyed. Countless more are missing or injured, and the destruction of bridges prevents relief from reaching the most effected areas. Haiti, the poorest country of the Americas, hadn’t even recovered from the 2010 earthquake, which killed an estimated 220,000. The collapse of the Ladigue bridge has completely