Fight Against the Travel Ban

Obviously, movements that developed and spanned earlier in history did not have equivalent access to the Internet and television that current ones have. Movements and activist groups in the recent years are fortunate in the ability to spread their message through the use of websites, social media, and the news. Lucky for me, I am looking into the Travel Ban imposed by President Trump that quite literally dates back to last month. The internet is amazing in that it can connect millions of people without having to leave the comfort of home, but it also displays numerous sources of information for the public. Most of the news about the ban have to do with the onsite protests against the ban at airports, but the internet plays a major role in channeling the negative energy towards the ban into articles, stands, and even memes. The ‘millennials’ have a huge voice now and through social media they voice their issues. All of the negative backlash on social media for the travel ban most likely had a major impact on the decision by the court to put a hold on the ban. Additionally,  Videos and pictures caught at some of the protests circulate around the internet and this cause more and more people to join in the movement because they get to see what is occurring without actually being there to witness.

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A specific webpage should be enticing and really stand out to the viewer. The homepage should immediately grab people’s attention and the page should not let go until the viewer is convinced of the message. Use of videos, audio, and pictures is almost necessary because large spans of text turn the average observer away. For my webpage, I want the visitor to be moved right as the click to the page, so large text saying “No Ban No Wall” would immediately press the concern. Videos of people protesting at airports, I feel, would also really stand out and give the page an initial jump.

Organization is also key to a successful webpage. Similar to the Campaign Zero website, my website needs to have clearly labeled section such as problem, solution, research, articles, etc. I think this user-friendly setup could actually sway people towards the argument at hand because of the fluidity of navigation. All in all, I really want my website to contain  vivid pictures and colors, energizing video clips, and a simple and thought out method of maneuvering throughout the site. End users, or viewers, would hopefully see that and be drawn in and maybe end up supporting the cause.

One Love One Memory

The One Love foundation uses a multitude of social media hubs to create buzz around the domestic violence movement.  The One Love foundation focuses their efforts on bringing awareness of the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship to keep relationships from reaching a physically violent level.  Their main social media campaigns are the use of the hashtag #thats not love.  This hashtag is used in conjunction with short videos and photos. The photos display ideas such as “okay for pets not for partners”.  The short videos seek to teach viewers the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship through thought provoking videos and cartoons.  The movement also uses pictographs to display statistics in a more visually appealing way.

 

The movement is able to widen their audience by placing their campaigns on social media as they encourage viewers to spread the information with those who are friends with or follow them on social media.  The use of hashtags allows the movement to combine all of the posts under one tag.

 

My website will utilize pictographs to depict important statistics to show the audience of my website that domestic violence is an important cause that needs more support.  This will make the statistics more interesting and visually appealing.  The campaigns used by One Love are very powerful and I believe they get across the importance of noticing the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship.  These will be placed on the How to Help page which will have information on how to join the One Love team, how to become an advocate for change and resources for those effected by domestic violence.  This use of media will make the information of the website easier to learn.  The goal of the media on my page will be to simplify information and make sure that the audience remember some of what they see.