Next week, IDEBATE Press will release Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change. The media has recently been abuzz with cases of citizens around the world using digital technologies to push for social and political change: from the use of Twitter to amplify protests in Iran and Moldova to the thousands of American non-profits creating Facebook accounts in the hopes of luring supporters.
These stories have been published, discussed, extolled, and derided, but have not yet been viewed holistically as a new field of human endeavor. We call this field “digital activism” and its dynamics, practices, misconceptions, and possible futures are presented together for the first time in this book.
Author Mary Joyce is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, writer, consultant, and commentator in the field of digital activism. She is the founder of the Meta-Activism Project, which seeks to build a new body of activism strategy that recognizes the radically different communications infrastructure of the digitally networked world.
She is also the cofounder of DigiActive.org, an organization dedicated to the study and promotion of digital technology by grassroots activists around the world. Mary was the New Media Operations Manager for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.
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