Internet protests, from text to web

Mi Laura J. Gurak, John Logie

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Cyberspaces as Protest Sites From its earliest days, the Internet has been about networking: not just networks of wires and hubs but networks of people. Protests, too, are always about networks, usually networks of people who have a common interest or concern and come together-whether in a physical place, such as in front of a government building, or via a petition or other campaign. No wonder, then, that the Internet has been a useful site for social activism of many forms. But how much do we know about the rhetorical dynamics of Internet protests? Are electronic petitions seen to be just as credible as paper ones? Do mass Web protest campaigns make a difference? Do the speed and reach of online communication bring the same features to electronic protests?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCyberactivism
Subtitle of host publicationOnline Activism in Theory and Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781135381486
ISBN (Print)0415943205, 9780415943208
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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