If 2008 is remembered for anything, it will be the year new media made a difference in the lives of many around the world. From using Twitter to help a student get out of an Egyptian prison to blogging in support of LGBT rights in Jamaica, digital activism has created new opportunities to achieve social justice. However, President-elect Barack Obama’s road to the White House not only showed the power of new media, but also that that power belongs with the people from all walks of life when they come together for a common cause. All this digital activism makes us look forward to 2009!
Happy New Year!