The power of social media should not be discounted in the fight for justice on the planet. This article is dedicated to those people anywhere who are battling the odds for their fight for justice.
It seems that gone are the days when the CEO’s of multi-million-dollar company actually seem to have any power to change the way their companies operate, some continue to flaunt consumer laws in the faces of those poor souls who have been wrongfully done by in the name of protecting their ‘bottom line’.
These toothless tigers need to re-join the real world and go back to basics and actually read consumer law practices in their countries and understand the implications of their inaction, that is the reason that these protection agencies exist. They exist to remind these individuals about the basics of right and wrong and good and evil which these giants have failed (or refuse) to take into consideration). Perhaps they need to consider the power of social media.
David & Goliath
Perhaps they think that David and Goliath is a myth and perhaps they are right, but the fact remains that the power of the many will still eventually overcome their antiquated methods.
These days of course we do not use bombs or planes to defeat these tyrants because they hold no smoking gun, they are behind the scenes, it is ‘not them’ that actually cause this injustice, it is one of their minions who remain faceless and untouchable and they can easily use the phrase ‘but it’s company policy’ or ‘our system doesn’t allow for that!
Why don’t they just tell the truth for once ‘I’m not going to fix your problem because as long as I am in my ivory tower, you don’t matter and you can’t touch me’.
Some people may be experiencing a problem with the quality of some of today’s technology, different types of tablets,computers and mobile phones are being mass produced at such an alarming rate that there will have to be a certain amount that will have faults or be sub-standard. If is your right as a consumer of these product to have it replaced by something that actually works as it is intended.
An even the great Steve Jobs agrees with me when he said ‘Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected’
These days the power of the people lies in the massive power of social media and organizations like www.change.org who are now a focal point for the davids of the world to communicate any injustice (large or small) to the 7 billion people on the planet within milliseconds. There are also many other websites where you can voice your opinion. Power to the People!
Of course the first way to let these giants start to understand is to ‘vote with your feet’, do not use their products any more and tell all of your friends about it also. Some statics suggest that for every bad experience we have, we will tell at least ten other people about it and so this has a tendency for the viral effect also.
If you really do need some money to help you fund your cause, you may like to consider crowdfunding. This is where you take a proposition and go public with it on a crowdfunding website in order to generate funds from the public to help your cause.
So always look on the bright side and use the power of social media to help your just cause.