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Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future by Amelia Marzec

Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future by Amelia Marzec | Twit4D | Scoop.it

Occupy Research is a highly participatory band of researchers active in the Occupy Wall Street movement, with working groups popping up across the country. Committed to using open methods, they outline different areas of interest in a wiki and share ideas, tools, and information about the movement.

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e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics » A Politician’s Role in the Twitterverse, Part One: Follower to Friend Ratio

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics » A Politician’s Role in the Twitterverse, Part One: Follower to Friend Ratio | Twit4D | Scoop.it
It all began with a tweet from a college friend:
“Should Politicians follow all of their own followers? What do you think? Should mutual following be a priority for politicians on #twitter?”
To which I responded simply – “No” and in my limited 140 characters explained that it isn’t beneficial for any person, let alone a politician to follow everyone due to the large number of “spam tweeters” and non-active users. And so began our Twitter discussion on the role politicians should play within the greater Twitterverse, and how they may view their own roles as part of the greater community.
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The 7 Ways Digital Tech Helps Activists | meta-activism project

The 7 Ways Digital Tech Helps Activists | meta-activism project | Twit4D | Scoop.it
The pro-democracy activists in Egypt have been granted their first demand: Hosni Mubarak, dictatorial president for 30 years, has resigned. It is too early to do a post-mortem on the Egyptian revolution as a decapitation at the top cannot cure the corrupt and dictatorial Egyptian state. The activists in the streets know this, know their work has only just begun.
Yet it is an appropriate time to begin a post-mortem of the unprecedented mass mobilizations that brought Egypt to this previously unimaginable moment, particularly the role of digital technology.
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