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Empowerment through Technology--the views of the activists mentioned do not necessarily reflect my own.
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Parsing the Data and Ideology of the We Are 99% Tumblr

Parsing the Data and Ideology of the We Are 99% Tumblr | Digital Activism | Scoop.it

One of the most fascinating things to come out of the current We Are 99%/Occupy Wall Street protests is the We Are 99% Tumblr. At the site, people hold up signs that explain their current circumstances, and it tells the story of a whole range of Americans struggling in the Lesser Depression.


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#Occupy Wall Street Tweets its way onto the Front Page by Alex Stonehill

#Occupy Wall Street Tweets its way onto the Front Page by Alex Stonehill | Digital Activism | Scoop.it

Newspapers don’t dictate what’s news now. With the rise of twitter, and the bloggosphere, the diversity of other voices online tell them what’s news The Occupy Wall Street protests have been a testament to this new kind of protest coverage (as perhaps the Tea Party movement was before it). The protests were initially written off, ignored and marginalized for several weeks. But the outpouring of support in Facebook and twitter streams, and the challenges from upstart outlets to the mainstream media coverage or lack thereof coupled with the tenacity of protesters, finally caught mainstream attention


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Grassroots activism or corporate interest – research shows we can’t tell...

A new Montreal study shows people can be influenced to doubt sound science on the web.
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Most Asian nations realizing Internet cannot be tamed

Most Asian nations realizing Internet cannot be tamed | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - It's not just dictators.
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The Proof is in the Pendulum: a History of Digital Activism and Repression » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented

The Proof is in the Pendulum: a History of Digital Activism and Repression » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
In the past few years we have witnessed a pendulum swing from activist advantage to government revanche to dense tactical contention between the two.
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FCC Makes Its Net Neutrality Rules Official (Updated)

The Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules were made official on Friday morning, with their publication in the Federal Register.
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“Making the Case For Digital Activism” by Jessica Ann Mitchell

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The recent Troy Davis case sparked a firestorm of digital outcries. Online protests were launched along with online petitions. Amnesty International colle...
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Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age

Alliance for Justice has released a new resource for nonprofits and foundations, Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age: The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-related Activities. Every housing advocate should get a ...
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Little evidence links mob violence to social media - CNN International

Little evidence links mob violence to social media - CNN International | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
Washington TimesLittle evidence links mob violence to social mediaCNN InternationalThe Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based digital free speech advocacy group, criticized the move as coming from the playbook of Hosni Mubarak, the ...
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12 Incredible Internet Activists Changing the World Through Social Media - Mashable

12 Incredible Internet Activists Changing the World Through Social Media - Mashable | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
12 Incredible Internet Activists Changing the World Through Social MediaMashableAlthough Rachel may not be with us, her Internet activism will help thousands of children around the world.
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Hacktivism's Global Reach, From Targeting Scientology to Backing WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring

Hacktivism's Global Reach, From Targeting Scientology to Backing WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
In recent years, online hackers who identified as being part of Anonymous and other groups have carried out dozens of high-profile online operations.
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iTWire - Hacktivists getting more sophisticated while other threats burgeon

Hacktivists getting more sophisticated while other threats burgeon...
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The London Riots: 4 Digital Activism Do’s and Don’t's | Social Media Today

The great Martin Luther King, Jr., knew that the word-of-mouth approach is powerful when trying to initiate change in society. However, social media is making that approach seem out of date.
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The Revolutions Were Tweeted by Gilad Lotan & others

The Revolutions Were Tweeted by Gilad Lotan & others | Digital Activism | Scoop.it

This paper details the networked production and dissemination of news on Twitter during snapshots of the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions as seen through information flows—sets of near-duplicate tweets—across activists, bloggers, journalists, mainstream media outlets, and other engaged participants. We differentiate between these user types and analyze patterns of sourcing and routing information among them. We describe the symbiotic relationship between media outlets and individuals and the distinct roles particular user types appear to play. Using this analysis, we discuss how Twitter plays a key role in amplifying and spreading timely information across the globe.


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Slavery Footprint

Slavery Footprint | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.

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I actually took the survey and it really makes me disgusted. Excellent use of HTML5 for a phenomenal cause. This needs to be spread.
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The Problem with Twitter Activism…

The Problem with Twitter Activism… | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
The revolution will not be tweeted, people. It will be in the streets and at the polls. See you there.
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The Proof is in the Pendulum: a History of Digital Activism and Repression » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented

The Proof is in the Pendulum: a History of Digital Activism and Repression » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
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Troy Davis' execution and the limits of Twitter - BBC News

Troy Davis' execution and the limits of Twitter - BBC News | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
ReutersTroy Davis' execution and the limits of TwitterBBC NewsWe've lowered the bar for activism.
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Groups to Monitor EU Telcos Restricting Online Access | PCWorld Business Center

Digital civil liberties groups in Europe have launched a new online platform (http://respectmynet.eu/) asking citizens to “name and shame” telecoms companies...
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Thousands of protesters to 'Occupy Wall Street' on Saturday

Thousands of protesters to 'Occupy Wall Street' on Saturday | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street organizers want people to swarm into lower Manhattan on September 17 and set up camp for two months, then "incessantly repeat one simple demand." (Thousands of protesters to 'Occupy Wall Street' on Saturday
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Lessons From An Experiment in International Digital Activism | cloudtostreet.org

Lessons From An Experiment in International Digital Activism | cloudtostreet.org | Digital Activism | Scoop.it

Cloud to Street is now six months old, so it’s time to share some of the lessons the experiment has taught us.

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Tactics used against flash mobs questioned - UPI.com

Tactics used against flash mobs questioned - UPI.com | Digital Activism | Scoop.it
Tactics used against flash mobs questionedUPI.com"I'm deeply disturbed by the idea that a government agency will shut down cellphone service if they suspect there is a planned protest," said Rebecca Jeschke of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a...
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Twitter To Join Facebook & RIM for Riot Talks With UK Government

Twitter has confirmed that it will attend a meeting with the UK government to discuss how social media and other communication tools were used in riots there earlier this month.
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Hacktivist Trojan Targets 'Dog Wars' Android Game

Hacktivist Trojan Targets 'Dog Wars' Android Game | Digital Activism | Scoop.it

Some animal rights activists are finding a new way to get their message across -- with malware.

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Bosses React To Workers’ Anti-Social Networking

Employees who use Facebook to rail about their bosses could soon be updating their statuses to “is looking for work.” Since 2009, the National Labor...
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