Cyber Activism

The Cove (film)

The Cove (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would like to share with you some simple facts on how the internet works. The more links that are on the internet about a certain subject, the more that subject is influenced. Allow me to explain. For years now, Taiji has been associated with The Cove movie and the atrocities that are perpetrated there. If you go to a search engine and conduct a search on Taiji, Japan, you will come up with many results that expose their dirty secret. If you conduct this search under “images.” the results are many photos of bloody water.

I don’t spend hours every day promoting my blog because I want to be popular. I want the information to be popular. I want the links on my pages to be present on the internet. It is all a part of the big picture. My blog is just one blog that is a part of a collective network. It is a virtual cyber activist within itself.

You may be asking yourself, “Why are you telling me this, Holise?” I will tell you why. I would like for each and every one of you to start your own blog or website and promote it. It’s okay if you don’t consider yourself a writer. You can wing it! You can also just copy and paste from someone else’s blog or website as long as you keep the links intact, don’t alter the author’s writing and mention your source with a link going back to that source.

In time, when someone does a search for “Sea Life”, there will be so many results with information that supports our cause, that the world will not be able to ignore it. The same goes for any subject: marine life in captivity, fishing, shark fin soup, etc.

One tip that I have for you is to make sure you use plenty of (meta) TAGS. The tags are used by search engines to reference the pages. Use relevant tags. If you write a simple paragraph about Taiji, you can use a multitude of tags, even if they are not mentioned in the body. Here are some examples for tags used in a piece on Taiji: The Cove, Sea Shepherd Conversation Society, Ric O’Barry, beach, swimming, dolphin, overfishing, Japan, Prime Minister, Evil, etc., etc. But make sure they are relevant. Using a tag about “fried chicken” to promote an article on “Dolphins In Captivity” is unethical. You do not want to trick people into getting false results.

In time, when someone does a search for “places to swim in Japan” guess what will come up! There will be so many blogs and sites pointing back to the dolphin holocaust that the world can no longer ignore the facts.

Share this with your friends and then get to work creating a blog. I recommend because it is very easy to use and has a ton of features. It is the only one I have used, however, so let me know about any others you may be familiar with.

With eleven of you, I make a dozen. With ninety-nine of you, I make a hundred. But I cannot do it without each and every one of you. You matter! Never give up! For the Dolphins. For the Whales. For the Seas!

Please open your eyes to a hidden side of Japan. Watch the Cove, an Oscar-winning documentary free: