Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change
The media have recently been abuzz with cases of citizens around the world using digital technologies to push for social and political change-from the use of Twitter to amplify protests in Iran and Moldova to the thousands of American nonprofits creating Facebook accounts in the hopes of luring supporters. These stories have been published, discussed, extolled, and derided, but the underlying mechanics of this practice of digital activism are little understood. This new field, its dynamics, practices, misconceptions, and possible futures are presented together for the first time in Digital Activism Decoded.
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Part l Contexts The Digital Activism Environment
Picking the Right One in a Transient World
The Power of Mobile Phones
The Digital Activism Divide
Part In Practices Digital Actions in the Aggregate
The Web Ecology Perspective
The DoubleEdged Sword of Digital Tactics
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Building the Future of Digital Activism
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