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[liberationtech] Malcolm Gladwell on Traditional vs. Online Activism

John Graham-Cumming jgc at jgc.org
Mon Sep 27 09:11:41 PDT 2010


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 17:02, Jillian York <jyork at cyber.law.harvard.edu> wrote:
> I think the biggest problem with this piece is not Gladwell's line of
> thinking that the media/State/etc have overblown Twitter as a revolutionary
> tool (if you ask me, they have), but that he ignores the utility of social
> media and digital (including mobile) tools as just that....tools for
> activists.

Such as when I used Twitter, Facebook, etc. to get the 2009 apology
from the British Government for Alan Turing.  The entire thing was run
using social media.

John.



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