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When I first became interested in digital activism in 2004-5 I was convinced it was an entirely new phenomenon. The longer I’ve studied it the more I’ve become convinced that understanding digital activism means having a foundation in a variety of related fields , most of them relating to the “activism” rather than the “digital.” I’ve looked to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) and people like Meta-Activism Project advisors Hardy Merriman and Patrick Meier for a deeper understanding of nonviolent civil resistance .
Web 2.0 has become a major site of political and social movement activism. This includes much traditional organizing work -- recruiting members, planning demonstrations and other events, educating publics, writing letters (or in this case often emails) to politicians and so on.
During Saturday’s roundtable discussion at Campus Party, Monica Tapia of Alternativas y Capacidades volunteered a definition of digital activism: a campaign that uses digital tools to achieve a particular policy-related objective.
Humoriste, Beppe Grillo a initié le Movimento 5 Stelle, mouvement d'initiative citoyenne à travers l'Italie qui, en s'appuyant seulement sur Internet, a déjà fait élire plusieurs représentants. Retrouvez la traduction de cet article et l’ensemble de nos articles en anglais sur http://owni.eu !
Malcolm Gladwell has stirred up a hornets' nest with his claim that digital media can't have the same impact on activism as real relationships. Photograph: Brooke Williams "The revolution will not be tweeted" read the provocative standfirst on a piece by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker last week, questioning the value of Twitter and Facebook as a tool for effecting real change.
Image via Wikipedia One may suspect that a lot of confusion might be avoided in debates such as those listed at the bottom if those participating in the debates chose to compare like with like.
by MAXIMILIAN C.
June 24, 2011 |
By Ed Schwartz During the month of September 1960, 70 million Americans watched a young Senator from Massachusetts debate the Vice President of the United States four times, in what became the centerpiece of the Presidential campaign. Up to that point, Richard Nixon was nominally ahead, but polls in October showed that 75 percent of those who watched the debates thought that Kennedy had won.
A man attends a demonstration organized by hacker collective Anonymous in Tokyo, July 7, 2012.
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Internet activism (also known as online activism , digital campaigning , digital activism , online organizing , electronic advocacy , cyberactivism , e-campaigning and e-activism ) is the use of electronic communication technologies such as social media , especially Twitter and Facebook , YouTube , e-mail , and podcasts for various forms of activism to enable faster communications by citizen movements and the delivery of local information to a large audience. Internet technologies are used for cause-related fundraising , community building , lobbying , and organizing .
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Anonymous - Mail to the jail Letter writing campaign of the Anonymous Solidarity Network. Mail to the jail (The site will open in a few days) is a support effort for arrested Anons, hactivists, and activists that can provide a forum to organize letter writing campaign’s for those charged and jailed worldwide. It was organized by Hammond Support Network for Jeremy Hammond, (...)