Witnessing the Marriage Equality discussion, and a few others in the last few years since social media took off… makes me reflect on my Undergrad Politics classes.
We learned that 95% of the Australian public are apathetic to political discussion, not engaged, don’t even know how government works. We learned that engaging the electorate-at-large in a meaningful debate was like pushing shit uphill.
It makes me wonder how much of an impact Social Media has had on this. I have seen several examples of people who would have been considered apathetic in those days, talking positively about political change. Getting involved. Getting active.
Maybe all people ever wanted or needed was to feel like what they say is being heard? What an incredibly heartening thing… to witness fundamental change as a result of technology. #wp