Sunday, January 04, 2009

Increased Use of Social Networks in Protests

MetaSecurity has posted a discussion and analysis of the use of social network sites by protest groups around the world.
"Networked inchoate anarchic protest is in itself a significant potential trend over the medium-term. The global economic crash will create new systems and ideas or at least new ways of using old ideas. As the Economist [magazine] notes the traditional mass staged rally aimed at G8 gatherings seems particularly quaint when put against the practice and potential of networked spontaneous protest. The key element these new technologies provide is the ability to amplify the protest message to a wider networked audience – this trend will only increase."

Globally Networked Anarchism (#Griot)

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