Activism keeps mutating. In the days of Martin Luther King and for years after, we had to put our lives on the line. That's because it was done in-person, in-public. Defenders of the status quo could aim a bullet at us or bash in our heads. Now we have social media.
The third rail of leveraging social media for protest is not understanding the laws regarding defamation and libel. Also there could be less than six degrees of separation with those who could cut us off from professional opportunities. Our income can take a hit. So? Big deal. Those consequences are certainly not life-threatening.
On this day honoring King, we Baby Boomers can renew out commitment to righting what we perceive as wrongs. For me, it's how on-demand-economy workers are treated. Here is my beef in social media, that is, my own syndicated blog.