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How can new media enhance democracy?

Review of Shirky, C. 2010: The political power of social media technology, the public sphere, and political change, Foreign Affairs 90: 28-I. Clay Shirky analyzes the potential of social media in supporting civil society and mass protests around the world to offer his … Continue reading

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The political power of new media

Review – Blogs and Bullets: New Media in Contentious Politics (2010)  The initial enthusiasm over new media’s potential, such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, as a means for activists to promote freedom and democracy or even overthrow authoritarian regimes … Continue reading

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The influence of freedom technologists in protest movements

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Review of Postill, J. 2014: Freedom technologists and the new protest movements: A theory of protest formulas, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, SAGE Online First. Photo credit: Carlos Delclós and Raimundo Viejo Barcelona, Spain / … Continue reading

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