Summary of Online Social Change
Easy to Organize, Hard to Win
If you are planning to organize the next revolution, don’t overestimate the power of Twitter.
Social media’s role in 2011’s Arab Spring and Occupy movements received widespread attention, but according to techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, social media may in fact impede protests from realizing the positive changes they seek. getAbstract recommends Tufekci’s contrarian, thought-provoking report to protesters, revolutionaries and social media users seeking the best tactics to achieve social and political change.
In this summary, you will learn
- How social media have become an indispensable tool for protesters worldwide
- How social media movements can impede the outcomes of protests
- How to ensure that technology doesn’t obstruct policy change
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