Andy Carvin, "the man who tweets revolutions," logged 1,000 tweets a day about the uprisings of the Arab Spring. He says social media helped him understand events better than he would have if he'd been there.
Internet vigilantism: Bullying the bully Journal Pioneer Consequently, hacktivists, such as the online group “Anonymous,” have perceived what they believe is a justifiable way to avenge the victim: it's called Internet vigilantism.
You can't make a baby by kissing. This metaphor sounds weird, but bear with me. You can't make a baby by kissing just like you can't end poverty or elect a president or gain civil rights by joining a Facebook group or tweeting or forwarding an SMS.
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Interesting analogy to highlight how slackitivism can have a desired effect and lead to action.
New York Times (blog) What Is a 'Hacktivist'? New York Times (blog) The untimely death of the young Internet activist Aaron Swartz, apparently by suicide, has prompted an outpouring of reaction in the digital world.
Dictators are toppling across the Arab world. What role has the Internet played in their demise? Last week, at a Future Tense forum sponsored bySlate, Arizona State University, and the New America Foundation, bloggers and activists from countries in turmoil, particularly in the Middle East, gathered to talk about how interactive media and social networks are influencing events on the ground.
Though nearly all of what's in the famous papers has been known for decades, they were still classified. Now, experts say, reading them in full and in proper context will help us better understand how U.S.
Earlier this year, WikiLeaks released a the largest trove of classified U.S. State Department cables in history, exposing the U.S. role in propping up unpopular regimes in the Middle East and supporting human rights abuses against opponents.
The numbers are still being added up, but it appears that Bell Let's Talk Day was hugely successful in both raising money for mental health initiatives and breaking down the stigma about mental health issues.
Cyber activists like Aaron Swartz have increasingly turned to computer networks and other technology as a means of political protest, deploying a range of tactics — from temporarily shutting down servers to disclosing personal and corporate...
It looks like Anonymous followed up with its threat of digitally attacking Israel for taking military action in the Gaza strip. They've knocked down websites, deleted databases and have leaked e-mail addresses and passwords. It's a whopping takedown.
The targets taken down include the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs database and Bank of Jerusalem database, which have both been deleted. On top of that, Anon also took down over 600 sites with DDoS attacks and pasted over 2000 email addresses and passwords. Pretty rough.
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