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This is a sponsored post. I was compensated by the Ford Fiesta Movement to write this article, but was given creative freedom to decide the manner in which to do it. All views and opinions are my own, and I was given total control.

On the 12th, the Ford Fiesta Movement put on the tube-a-thon for the second time. The Tube-a-thon was a live-streamed holiday party featuring YouTube stars as well as traditional Hollywood celebrities. Online viewers tweeted along with the hashtag #Tubeathon or #FiestaMovement, and for every tweet What’s Trending and Fiesta Movement donated $1 to Covenant House. While the final total is still getting tallied up, a quick search for the #Tubeathon hashtag shows it got a lot of traction. This was a pretty cool way to fundraise for charity in the modern age.

This got me thinking: is this sort of hashtag armchair fundraising the wave of the future? What are some ways in which we can utilize technology to enact meaningful social activism? Have the days of picketing with signs gone the way of the dodo?

These are questions which inspired a list of ways a modern man can get involved in society, and how to not do the whole e-activism thing. Following this post I will give some ideas about politics and activism in the modern age, and how to spread your opinions without coming across like an inconsiderate jerk.

In the meantime, what are some things you dislike most about social activism on the internet? What are your biggest pet peeves about online political debate? Give your thoughts in the comments.