Category Archives: Theories

Interviewed Today on Al Jazeera: Social Media, Soft Power, and American Empire

Al Jazeera Arabic invited me to participate in its hour-long program, In Depth (19 April 2010; 3:00-4:00pm EST), and I was happy to do so via satellite earlier this evening. One of the main topics that I was asked to … Continue reading

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Notes on Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, Chs. 8, 9, 10, 11, and Epilogue

From: HERE COMES EVERYBODY The Power of Organizing without Organizations By Clay Shirky London: Penguin, 2008 The notes below are direct transcriptions, except for what appears in square brackets. In the developed world, the experience of the average twenty-five-year-old is … Continue reading

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Notes on Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, Chs. 5, 6, and 7

From: HERE COMES EVERYBODY The Power of Organizing without Organizations By Clay Shirky London: Penguin, 2008 The notes below are direct transcriptions, except for what appears in square brackets. Never have so many people been so free to say and … Continue reading

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Notes on Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, Chs. 3 and 4

From: HERE COMES EVERYBODY The Power of Organizing without Organizations By Clay Shirky London: Penguin, 2008 The notes below are direct transcriptions, except for what appears in square brackets. Our social tools remove older obstacles to public expression….The result is … Continue reading

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Notes on Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, Chs. 1 and 2

From: HERE COMES EVERYBODY The Power of Organizing without Organizations By Clay Shirky London: Penguin, 2008 The notes below are, in most cases, direct transcriptions, in many cases edited. Check the original source. the power of group action, given the … Continue reading

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Social media and the myth of techno-utopia

TV Ontario, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, aired this episode on 24 February 2010, featuring debate around issues of cyber activism, digital resistance, and authoritarianism. more about “Social media and the myth of techno-utopia“, posted with vodpod

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Authoritarian Regimes Coopting the Internet

From TV Ontario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Evgeny Morozov on how authoritarian regimes co-opt the internet to suppress freedom. more about “Authoritarian Regimes Coopting the Internet“, posted with vodpod

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