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Book Review: Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics by Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

Book Review: Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics by Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Online social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are changing the face of politics across the world. Beginning with a strong theoretical foundation grounded in political, commu...
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The New Snowden Revelation Is Dangerous for Anonymous — And for All of Us | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The New Snowden Revelation Is Dangerous for Anonymous — And for All of Us | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Whether you agree with the activities of Anonymous or not -- there are many shades of gray around using DDoS attacks as a protest tactic -- the salient point is that democratic governments are now using their very tactics against them.
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New Media, New Civics? My Bellwether lecture at the Oxford Internet Institute | ... My heart’s in Accra

New Media, New Civics? My Bellwether lecture at the Oxford Internet Institute | ... My heart’s in Accra | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
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We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
The implications of such a decision would be profound.
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The Ecuadorian Library

The Ecuadorian Library | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Back in distant, halcyon 2010, I was asked to write something about Wikileaks and its Cablegate scandal. So, I wrote a rather melancholy ess…
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Internet hegemony | Achim Müllers

What do AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and some others have in common? Well, it's pretty obvious, isn't it? They're American companies
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Bundestag verkauft Bürgerrechte in nur 57 Sekunden

Bundestag verkauft Bürgerrechte in nur 57 Sekunden | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
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Piraten: Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg einer Partei - FAZ.NET

Piraten: Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg einer Partei - FAZ.NET | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Viel Wind, wenig Power: Die Piraten-Show in Neumünster war vor allem ein Casting des neuen Bundesvorstandes. Wie die Bewegung der alten Nerds ihr neues Glück...
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Wikipedia editors question site's planned blackout | Firstpost

The planned shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work.
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TED Takes on SOPA: Why it Would Create a 'Consumption-Only Internet' [VIDEO]

TED Takes on SOPA: Why it Would Create a 'Consumption-Only Internet' [VIDEO] | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Clay Shirky gives a TED talk explaining SOPA and PIPA and the potential consequences.
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LSE and Guardian study finds anger with police fuelled summer riots - 12 - 2011 - News archive - News - News and media - Home

LSE and Guardian study finds anger with police fuelled summer riots - 12 - 2011 - News archive - News - News and media - Home | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
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The fight against climate change is down to us – the 99%

The fight against climate change is down to us – the 99% | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein: Our movement differs from previous anti-globalisation protests.
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Leitartikel zum Internet: Verlorener Raum der Freiheit

Leitartikel zum Internet: Verlorener Raum der Freiheit | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Das Internet als Ort des Austauschs ist von Spähern, Konzernen und Militärs bedroht . Der Abschied von der „Netzneutralität“ wäre ein weiterer Schritt zum Recht des Stärkeren.
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Old media outlets collude with politicians to protect monopoly, punish media startups

Old media outlets collude with politicians to protect monopoly, punish media startups | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Here's some good recent news for free-speech advocates: A federal court recently ruled that bloggers, online journalists and the public at large enjoy the same protections as legacy news outlets do...
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The net widens

The net widens | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
IF EVER there was a child of Egypt’s revolution it was Bassem Mohsen. In February 2011 Mr Mohsen left his hometown, the port city of Suez, to join the huge street...
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Why Do Brits Accept Surveillance?

Why Do Brits Accept Surveillance? | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Complacency about state power runs deep in Britain.
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The Snowden files: why the British public should be worried about GCHQ

When the Guardian offered John Lanchester access to the GCHQ files, the journalist and novelist was initially unconvinced.
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Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops

Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Michele was Googling pressure cookers. Her husband was looking at backpacks. So six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house. How'd the government know what they were Googling?
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How to Vanquish Technological Defeatism

How to Vanquish Technological Defeatism | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
There are many awful ways to respond to technological change, but succumbing to technological defeatism is certainly one of the worst.
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The Egyptian Uprisings: collective effervescence and its shortcomings | LSE Review of Books

The Egyptian Uprisings: collective effervescence and its shortcomings | LSE Review of Books | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
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Piraten & Urheberrecht: Ein notwendiger Protest - FAZ.NET

Piraten & Urheberrecht: Ein notwendiger Protest - FAZ.NET | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Georg Diez nennt auf „Spiegel Online“ den Urheberrechts-Aufruf einen „aufgeblasenen Protest“. Das sieht ein prominenter Pirat ganz anders: Diese Debatte ist...
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The autistic fire-starter – the Tunisian Facebook revolution

The autistic fire-starter – the Tunisian Facebook revolution | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it

Wessel van Rensburg (@wildebees) posted this about a year ago. still a great analysis

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The totalitarianism of technology – Ed West – The Kernel

The totalitarianism of technology  –  Ed West – The Kernel | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
Does technology ultimately militate against democracy? Ed West looks beyond the Arab Spring to ask if democratic representation was fundamentally a product of the industrial era.
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Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress: The Walking Dead Back on AMC

Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress: The Walking Dead Back on AMC | Social Media and (Political) Activism | Scoop.it
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