Susannah Vila

Susannah Vila is New York City-based writer, focusing on the intersection of technology and politics. She's a graduate student at Columbia University, where she's currently researching the role of information communication technologies in civil society. Get in touch with her at susannah.vila@gmail.com.

by Susannah Vila

Political satire is, historically, a great propeller of social movements. As Srdja Popovic, a leader of Optor, the Serbian resistance movement, said: Everything we did [had] a dosage of humor. Because I’m joking. You’re becoming angry. You’re always showing only one face. And I’m always again with another joke, with another action, with another positive […] more »

by Susannah Vila

When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Doctors Without Borders had 1,300 followers on Twitter. Now, it boasts over 13,000. The Red Cross follower count shot up by just over 40,000 people in the weeks following the quake. If technology wasn’t already transforming the public role of the non-governmental organization, it has now brought […] more »