By Jennifer Earl, Katrina Kimport
A lot recognition has been paid lately to the emergence of "Internet activism," yet students and pundits disagree approximately even if on-line political task is various in variety from extra conventional kinds of activism. Does the worldwide achieve and blazing velocity of the web have an effect on the basic personality or dynamics of on-line political protest? In Digitally Enabled Social switch, Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport research key features of internet activism and examine their affects on organizing and participation.Earl and Kimport argue that the net bargains key affordances proper to activism: sharply decreased expenditures for growing, organizing, and taking part in protest; and the reduced want for activists to be bodily jointly so as to act jointly. Drawing on proof from samples of on-line petitions, boycotts, and letter-writing and e-mailing campaigns, Earl and Kimport convey that the extra those affordances are leveraged, the extra transformative the alterations to organizing and taking part in protest.
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0 approaches. Supersizing Activism: Scale-Related Changes Scholars studying a range of ICTs recognized the impact of these new technologies on protest, finding that using the Web and other ICTs for activism adds new audience members, increases the reach and speed of messaging, and/or reduces messaging costs (van de Donk et al. 2004). Each of these outcomes, research argues, aids activists and SMOs in asserting claims, making ICTs especially useful tools for some kinds of activism. Significantly, this body of research does not find that ICT usage in any way changes the processes of activism, although it changes the scale on which activism takes place.
He argued that grassroots activism could benefit from the low-cost communication structure offered by various Internet-enabled technologies. Yet others worried that Internet-enabled technologies, like other technologies Where We Have Been and Where We Are Headed 23 before them, would become a tool of the powerful that could be wielded against the weak (McCullough 1991). As activists and the politically engaged moved from bulletin boards and other electronic conferencing systems to the Web, the literature continued to be organized into forecasts of vast new possibilities, on the one hand, and danger, on the other.
Yet others worried that Internet-enabled technologies, like other technologies Where We Have Been and Where We Are Headed 23 before them, would become a tool of the powerful that could be wielded against the weak (McCullough 1991). As activists and the politically engaged moved from bulletin boards and other electronic conferencing systems to the Web, the literature continued to be organized into forecasts of vast new possibilities, on the one hand, and danger, on the other. , Le Bon  1960; as also described in Garner 1997).
Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age (Acting with Technology) by Jennifer Earl, Katrina Kimport