Back in elementary and high school I participated in a number of political / environment protest rallies sponsored by our school. Rallies involve days of planning and lots of man hours which needed to be recovered through make up classes; although sometimes, you were on your own to make sure you catch up on missed lectures and examinations. The amount of effort for each protest is huge and as such, our school administrator’s are highly selective on issues we shall voice our opinions on the street.
The internet has created the power to help us become more productive in a lot of ways and one of these things is giving anyone the power to stage daily rallies with least amount of effort.
MySpace who has attracted the biggest number of teens on the web is doing it’s lion’s share by giving teens the medium and “space” to voice out their opinions and encourage others to follow suit. Such is the case with 14-year-old Julia Wilson who took her protests against Bush and Iraq on MySpace. In an excerpt of the story found at Yahoo: She posted a picture of the president, scrawled “Kill Bush” across the top and drew a dagger stabbing his outstretched hand. She later replaced her page on the social-networking site after learning in her eighth-grade history class that such threats are a federal offense.
It was too late.
Federal authorities had found the page and placed Wilson on their checklist. They finally reached her this week in her molecular biology class.
The 14-year-old freshman was taken out of class Wednesday and questioned for about 15 minutes by two Secret Service agents. The incident has upset her parents, who said the agents should have included them when they questioned their daughter.
Julia seemed disturbed with the Secret Service involvement but that did not scare her from using MySpace to show her protest: Julia Wilson plans to post a new MySpace.com page, this one devoted to organizing other students to protest the Iraq war.
“I decided today I think I will because it (the questioning) went too far,” she said.
The power of the internet is gigantic and people learning to leverage them for productive gains and results could be anyone’s ally to become successful in their career.
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