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Digital Activism, Social Media, and the Tunisian Revolution | Café ...

Digital Activism, Social Media, and the Tunisian Revolution | Café ... | digital activists | Scoop.it
He spoke about the role of digital activism in the 2010 Tunisian revolution and the Arab spring. He shared some of the strategies used to expose government corruption and nepotism and to combat its censorship, both online ...
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Slacktivism or Tactivism: Online campaigns are often just another ...

The term for political participation online could just as easily be called tactivism as slacktivism. Using the internet to rally support for a cause or a candidate is simple marketing strategy. Get them from all sides and give them a ...
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Social media and the new Cold War | The Great Debate

Social media and the new Cold War | The Great Debate | digital activists | Scoop.it
Digital activism is on the rise globally, and the impact of these activist projects grows more impressive year by year. The Arab Spring involved countries where citizens used social media to create news stories that the dictator's ...
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Evgeny Morozov: 'I'm all for elite models when it comes to digital activism' - video

Battle for the internet: Evgeny Morozov talks about cyber utopianism and his critique of digital activism (Evgeny Morozov: 'I'm all for elite models when it comes to digital activism' - http://t.co/ertfCKjV < ...
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Georgia Tech Professor Tries to Transcend Social Media "Slacktivism"

Georgia Tech Professor Tries to Transcend Social Media "Slacktivism" | digital activists | Scoop.it

Gilbert said he agreed in part with Malcolm Gladwell, who wrote a widely read New Yorker article about the role of social media activism having been overstated. “It’s never going to be the same thing as a sit-in, but at least we can make it count for something,”.

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Kony 2012 Cover the Night fails to move from the internet to the streets

Kony 2012 Cover the Night fails to move from the internet to the streets | digital activists | Scoop.it
The Kony 2012 Cover the Night campaign woke up to awkward questions on Saturday after activists failed to blanket cities with posters of the wanted Ugandan warlord, Joseph Kony.

The movement's phenomenal success in mobilising young people online, following last month's launch of a 29-minute documentary which went viral, flopped in trying to turn that into real world actions. 

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Unraveling The Myth of Slacktivism

This post highlights new research that supports the role of social media in contributing to social change--and debunks myths around slacktivism.
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Slacktivism by the numbers: How many small actions does it take to make a difference?

Slacktivism by the numbers: How many small actions does it take to make a difference? | digital activists | Scoop.it
Slacktivism is given both more, and less credit than it deserves. For the slacktivist, it provides a simple way to take part in something larger than themselves. However, as you know, ...
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Occupy Online: Facebook and the Spread of Occupy Wall Street by Neal Caren, Sarah Gaby :: SSRN

Occupy Online: Facebook and the Spread of Occupy Wall Street by Neal Caren, Sarah Gaby :: SSRN | digital activists | Scoop.it
Since Occupy Wall Street began in New York City on September 17th, the movement has spread offline to hundreds of locations around the globe.
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When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks? Regime Responses to the Political Uses of Social Media

When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks? Regime Responses to the Political Uses of Social Media | digital activists | Scoop.it
(2011). When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks? Regime Responses to the Political Uses of Social Media. The Communication Review: Vol. 14, Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent, pp.
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Internet Use and Political Participation: Reflections on the Mobilization/Normalization Controversy

Internet Use and Political Participation: Reflections on the Mobilization/Normalization Controversy | digital activists | Scoop.it
(2010). Internet Use and Political Participation: Reflections on the Mobilization/Normalization Controversy. The Information Society: Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 1-15.
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Defending Digital Activism: e-Petitions Edition

Why do people who criticize digital activism launching many of their attacks at e-petitions? About once a month an article appears in my feed reader with a title like “Real Change Means Getting Offline,” “The Revolution will not ...
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How To Respond When Digital Social Activists Have You In Their Crosshairs - Fast Company

How To Respond When Digital Social Activists Have You In Their Crosshairs - Fast Company | digital activists | Scoop.it
Fast CompanyHow To Respond When Digital Social Activists Have You In Their CrosshairsFast CompanySocial activists are upgrading their approach to pressuring the companies they see as less than socially responsible.
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Pay Facebook to get activists to like you, to really really like you ...

Pay Facebook to get activists to like you, to really really like you ... | digital activists | Scoop.it
Digital activism is not “flat,” or without hierarchies, when it is dependent on money and stratification, a fancy sociology word for social class divisions based on power relations. As more social movements and organizations ...
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Refreshing the Revolution: Social media and activism - Scoop.co.nz

Refreshing the Revolution: Social media and activism - Scoop.co.nz | digital activists | Scoop.it
Refreshing the Revolution: Social media and activismScoop.co.nzMost contemporary academics writing on activism are writhing in discomfort over the supposed takeover of 'slacktivism' – where people are lulled into thinking that making a difference...
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Democratizing Digital Activism: Tools for Turning Information into ...

Democratizing Digital Activism: Tools for Turning Information into ... | digital activists | Scoop.it
One of their most popular tools is the 10 Tactics for turning information into action:

Mobilise People - bring them to action
Witness and Record - someone is watching
Visualise Your Message - picture it
Amplify Personal Stories - no one is listening
Just Add Humor - provoke a smile
Manage Your Contacts - understand your connections
Use Complex Data - make it simple
Use Collective Intelligence - report it live
Let People Ask Questions - technology that listens
Investigate and Expose - reveal the truth

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Slacktivism?

Slacktivism? | digital activists | Scoop.it
Slacktivism? Yesterday, you did no know who Joseph Kony was, nor did you have any idea that he was the was most wanted war criminal in the world according to the International Criminal Court (I'd link to their website but it seems to have crashed with the volume of pesky traffic it is now receiving.)
Now you know who Kony is.
What is that worth?

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/culture/blogs/all-men-are-liars/slacktivism-20120308-1ulug.html#ixzz1srJlLE00

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technosociology

"slacktivism is not at all about “slacking activists”; rather it is about non-activists taking symbolic action" http://t.co/y8rmod0V...
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Innovation and Counter-Innovation: Digital Resistance in Russia

Innovation and Counter-Innovation: Digital Resistance in Russia | digital activists | Scoop.it
Want to know what the future of digital activism looks like? Then follow the developments in Russia. I argued a few years back that the fields of digital activism and civil resistance were convergi...
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Social Media and the UK Riots: “Twitter Mobs”, “Facebook Mobs”, “Blackberry Mobs” and the Structural Violence of Neoliberalism | Christian Fuchs

Social Media and the UK Riots: “Twitter Mobs”, “Facebook Mobs”, “Blackberry Mobs” and the Structural Violence of Neoliberalism | Christian Fuchs | digital activists | Scoop.it
The UK riots are not a Blackberry mob, not a Facebook mob and not a Twitter mob; they are the effects of the structure violence of neoliberalism. Capitalism, crisis and class are the main contexts of unrests, uproar and social media today.
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Social Media and the Decision to Participate in Political Protest: Observations From Tahrir Square - Tufekci - 2012 - Journal of Communication - Wiley Online Library

Social Media and the Decision to Participate in Political Protest: Observations From Tahrir Square - Tufekci - 2012 - Journal of Communication - Wiley Online Library | digital activists | Scoop.it
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Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent

Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent | digital activists | Scoop.it
(2011). Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent. The Communication Review: Vol. 14, Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent, pp. 155-157.
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Editorial: Activism is more than just clicking a button | Stanford Daily

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