I’m becoming increasingly aware that there are different sorts of Internet users. Those that I identify most with are text-based, looking for information through word searches, trying to piece together different sources to get a bigger picture of their world.
There are others, however, who are more social and exploratory. There are people who want to watch and listen instead of reading, people who regard the Internet more as a new kind of television, with social interactivity, than like a new kind magazine with interactive information.
Thinking of that different approach some people take to online media, I decided to follow up the article written yesterday by the Green Man about the plight of sawfish and the people of Bimini with a quick video summary, available here and on ITunes video podcast but also to upload elsewhere on social networking sites like Gather and YouTube.
The convergence of human and animal issues that takes place around the sawfish is just one example of how activism in one area can have an impact in many ways. Engage in a boycott of the Hilton hotel brands listed below, all connected to the company that decided to build the Bimini Bay Resort ecoblemish, and you’ll be taking action on environmental issues, local community issues, and issues of corporate accountability.
Do yourself and the sawfish a favor, and avoid the following hotels:
Conrad Hotels and Resorts
Hilton Garden Inn