>> January 16, 2020
>> Blog Post #12
So, France is on strike. What else is new in the world?
The strikes are not newsworthy in themselves, unless you live in France and want to get an update on traffic. This is more the norm than anything else. But something made me laugh today.
I just found out about a streaming channel on twitch, that apparently was created on the 1st day of the strike – the strike is now approximately two months old. The goal of the channel is to support the strikers by collecting funds for them. To this day, they have collected over 135,000 € and the team behind the channel is said to be comprised of over 60 people.
I guess this is what cyber striking is. By live streaming themselves play video games online and providing live updates on the strike instead of working, they are collecting money to help the movement.
Pretty funny use of technology.
There have been quite a few examples of creative uses of tech this year in support of civil disobedience, fights for freedom, or just social claims like here. People seem to understand how much tools can help them whatever their goals are. They are getting organized and creative. Now they just need to learn how to do all of this on platforms they own so they don’t get de-platformed by the guys they are fighting against.