A biting new video from UNICEF Sweden takes a poke at “clicktivism,” the Internet Age’s no fuss, no muss activism that can be done from the comfort of your couch. With just a few keystrokes and a mouse click, hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people every day feel like they’re making a difference for whatever cause they support.
As UNICEF’s video mockingly reminds us, clicks don’t save lives –money does. It’s an effective, to the point video that should hit a chord with some of UNICEF’s supporters who faithfully sign petitions but who haven’t yet taken the next step to become a donor.
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View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.
Knate Myers, a photographer/cinematographer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, made this incredible time-lapse video using photos taken by the International Space Station. He edited the photos, removing some noise, and added a soundtrack. Many bloggers, myself included, rely on government photos because most fall in the public domain. However, this certainly has to rank as one of the best uses of government photos I’ve ever seen.
In its first week up on Vimeo, the video has had nearly 2 million views. It peaked on July 23, with 605,913 views. Of the 1.72 million plays it had through July 24, 20 percent of the traffic came from four sites — Gizmodo, Facebook, the Huffington Post and Mashable.