#JeSuisCharlie: What does Twitter activism accomplish?

As usual, when tragedy strikes Twitter rises up in response. Within hours of the Islamic terrorists’ attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris Wednesday, the solidarity hashtag #JeSuisCharlie – “I am Charlie” – was trending worldwide.

The tweets generally fall into three categories.

First, those in solidarity, offering their sympathies and prayers for the families of the victims. READ MORE.