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Kazakhstan jails activists, plans a Great Firewall to stifle online dissent
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Bakoyev and Talgat were arrested following large-scale land protests in the country in April and May. Normally very cautious
Social Media and Saving the Environment: Clicktivism or Real Change?
Co-founder and Director of Community Engagement, Education and...
Environmental sensing networks will grow in the coming years, but the proliferation of new platforms that don't speak to one another is troublesome.
10 Internet Petitions That Helped The Little Guy Beat The System
"It has been a long road: 16 months since that August 2012 night, when, pushed by anger I dared to create this request. 300,000
Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action
Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC
Even as we celebrate and recognize the advantages of online tools for organizing and promoting civic dialogue, we must find ways to recognize the unique advantages of cyber and physical systems, and bring them closer together for promoting democratic values.
As Rim Fire Rages, California GOPer Repeats Claim: Wildfires Aren't Connected To Global Warming
Rohrabacher, a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, has a long history of making bizarre claims about
Achievement Unlocked: Twinkies for Everyone
Dee Emm Elms
When you "share" something on Facebook or Twitter, you're not handing over your second Twinkie. Instead, you're essentially shouting as loud as you can, "
Hey, look, everyone! I've got two Twinkies!
" And then you wait to find out how everyone else feels about your news.
Ben Rattray, Change.org Founder, On The Impact Of Online Activism
Now named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2012, Rattray is still discovering just how great that need was. Ben
Webby Awards: Twitter, Facebook, Others Nominated For People's Special Achievement For Social Change Award (VOTE)
Nothing will replace the immeasurable power of a protest that gathers thousands of people in a city square. But a number
Latino-Focused Online Activism: Does It Work?
Principal and CEO, Speak Hispanic and Founder, Border Kids Rel...
Any and all efforts that can potentially awaken our consciousness and drive us to individual and collective ownership and action over issues, are completely worth it, in my book.
Five Questions for Simon Mainwaring
Editor-in-chief, Yahoo! Advertising Blog
Branding consultant Simon Mainwaring was an agency star, but his work as worldwide creative director for Motorola at Ogilvy and other agencies didn't exactly point to his latest venture -- a book and social branding firm that aim to help create a more equitable world.
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Egypt's New Era
Founder & Partner, MADEO
There are so many projects in development right now in Egypt. The conversations here are now about building the country, investing in innovation and challenging the status quo.
Malcolm Gladwell: 9,999 Hours Shy
Chief Whaler - WholeWhale.com
Twitter doesn't deserve a Nobel any more than a mobile phone, laptop, printing press, or other communication tools do. Give people more avenues to communicate meaningful ideas and good things will happen.
The Fundamental Dishonesty of the Republican YouCut Budget Project
Digital Strategy Consultant; Founder/Editor, Epolitics.com; Au...
Any time you ask someone to take a political act, you're implicitly asking them to trust you that it matters. As former MoveOn
To Fight Cuts, Nevada Students Take To Their Computers
Facebook groups, petitions, angry letters and plans for meetings and rallies sprung up on campus last week as students in
7 Tips For Online Activism
News commentator, blogger, author
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Guilty of Hope: Egyptian Activists Arrested For Promoting El Baradei
Last night, several Egyptian Activists and bloggers were arrested while spraying graffiti banners promoting El Baradei. But their real crime is that they are trying to summon a spirit that is evil in the eyes of the current regime.
Online Activism 1.7: Lessons Learned in Copenhagen
Writer, researcher and digital marketing expert
While social media played a role like never before in the run-up and during Copenhagen, there remain issues that must be overcome before activism fully utilizes the power of social media.
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Responding to Mumbai: A Population Speaks Out
Director of Google Ideas & Advisor to the Executive Chairman o...
In response to the Mumbai attacks, Facebook and other online social networks are flooded with communities, discussion groups, and individual members convening online to speak out with an amplified voice.
MoveOn At Ten
Forty years later, despite tectonic shifts in demographics and politics, our political map still bears the same key: a decent
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