How Avaaz Uses Unification to Stand Up For Issues

Avaaz, Online Reputation

Avaaz was created to provide a voice for people on issues like poverty, corruption, climate change, animal and human rights. Avaaz‘s tactics include creating petitions, uploading videos, and emailing tools. Avaaz relies on donations from individual people, as they don’t accept payments from corporations, nor wealthy individuals that provide more than 5,000 dollars. Avaaz was founded by Ricken Patel, an individual who has an extensive education in philosophy, and economics. In addition, Avaaz was co-founded by MoveOn.org, a none for profit organization, and Res Publica, a professional in politics who advocates against corruption for the betterment of society. Avaaz campaigns are monitored by over thirty countries worldwide, which creates a diverse approach to solving issues within the United States, and worldwide. This has been noted to prevent racism and segregations, which other campaigns suffer from due to excluding certain people due to their views. In addition, Avaaz doesn’t have an ideology furthering their vision of unification leading to a broader voice, and the betterment of issues. Avaaz uses a voting system that lets its members vote on the topic that is a key pressing issue that needs to be fixed. One issue Avaaz have raised awareness for was 2016 United States presidential election, which users created awareness of Donald Trump’s racist views towards minorities voting, leading to the creation of an easier oversea voting system. Another issue Avaaz rose awareness for was supporting the civil uprising during the Syrian Civil War, which Avaaz smuggled cameras and helped upload videos of protesters fighting for freedom, and a none corrupt government.

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Mizzou Professor Seeks to Repair Reputation

Internet, Online Reputation

The internet has become something of the great equalizer in life. The utility can give a voice to the quietest person in the world but it can also tear them down just the same. Missouri Professor Melissa Click quickly came to realize just how powerful a tool the internet can be when she watched her career get destroyed before her very eyes. Her sin? Having a bad day on campus and having it captured on camera. Melissa Click came under fire this past year when a video showing her call ‘for muscle’ to remove student journalists from a protest went viral. Nothing has been the same for her since.

When the video went viral the University of Missouri was forced to take action thanks to pressure from over 100 different lawmakers. Click was quickly put on suspension pending an investigation and the common thought seems to be that she will be terminated. Student protests can be tremulous events, especially when tempers are high, and Click allegedly did not show the sort of constraint and level head that the Missouri board wanted to see.

At this point in time what is Click supposed to do? Simply set herself back and allow the internet to destroy a reputation that she carefully curated for the past 12 years? Click had been a well liked professor at the University for over a decade when the event happened. The faculty at UoM stood behind her which prompted even more to come out in support of Click. So, instead of letting the court of public opinion destroy her career the embattled professor turned to a company called Status Labs.

Status Labs is an online public relations company based out of Texas. Status Labs became popular on a whole new level thanks to CEO Darius Fisher and his very public, very vocal, support of privacy rights. The company has been focusing on a public relations campaign for Click and the tide finally seems to be turning back in her favor.