Category Archives: Social movements

What’s new in New Media? Discussing Lievrouw’s Alternative and Activist New media

TweetBy Javier De Rivera The next book I’m reading is Leah Lievrouw‘s “Alternative and Activist New Media“, and I’ve chosen to write about it while reading it, chapter by chapter. In the first chapter, Lievrouw discusses about what New Media is and its main characteristics, a good way to introduce the rest of the book, […]

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Evgeny Morozov: The Net Delusion – How not to liberate the world (Book Review)

Tweet INTRODUCTION Considered one of the best books of the year 2011 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Net Delusion offers an interesting analysis of the relation between Internet development and its political consequences, with an special emphasis in what is happening in authoritarian governments. In many ways, this book is more about policymaking in […]

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Social Media and Social Movements

TweetThe recent events in the North of Africa and also in Europe have thrown the discussion over the influence of Social Media and Social Networking sites in this new social movements, that seem to be quite spontaneous and horizontal, with and incredible capacity of self-organization that remembers the network paradigm of coordination without centres. I […]

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