Are We Headed for a ‘Corporate Spring’?

October 20, 2011 | By

Cross-posted from the Public Affairs Council blog It’s hard not to laugh at the Occupy Wall Street campaign, the bizarre group of protesters who recently shut down the Brooklyn Bridge and, dressed as corporate zombies, staggered past the New York Stock Exchange, chanting, “How to fix the deficit: End the war, tax the rich!” But […]

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February 23, 2011 | By

Cutting Off #Wisconsin (Tech President) The education labor activist site, Defend Wisconsin (, was blocked from the “guest” WiFi network inside the Wisconsin State Capitol Building for a period of time. Mobile Tech Activists Wary of State Department Cash (Wired) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she’d make available $25 million for a “venture […]

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December 15, 2010 | By

State Dept. Spokesman Heavily Uses Twitter to Battle WikiLeaks Fallout (The Hill) State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has been employing Twitter to hit back at the latest WikiLeaks document dump that began nearly two weeks ago. Networks and Hierarchies: A Typology of Digital Activism Today (Tech President) A typology of how networks affect hierarchies in […]

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November 10, 2010 | By

Are Net-Neutrality-Advocating Redditors About to Start a PAC? (Tech President) A discussion of whether users of a social bookmarking service can transfer their online common interests into a mix of online and offline political activism. Foursquare Propels Local Homelessness Advocacy Effort (ClickZ) The Urban Ministries of Durham to use Foursquare to raise awareness of homelessness. […]

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October 25, 2010 | By

Twitter May Raise Another $200 Million (Business Insider) Twitter has many interested investors and the company is looking into another round of financing. Florida Activists Read Between the Lines on Foreclosure Paperwork (Washington Post) Activists using websites to aggregate and analyze court documents related to faulty foreclosures. Don’t forget to sign up for K Street […]

Lady Gaga and the Evolution of Citizen Communications

October 18, 2010 | By

You know something has had an impact on you when you’re still thinking about it weeks after the fact. And what happened recently on YouTube got me thinking.

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October 13, 2010 | By

Facebook Groups Give Rise to Social Nicheworking (Brian Solis) Will Facebook’s revamped Groups feature better encourage community engagement? Global Youth Are Confident of Their Power to Change the World – and Feel It’s Their Duty to Do So (PR Newswire) A recent study reveals that Millenials view social media as more powerful than politics or […]

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October 11, 2010 | By

How to Integrate Social Media With Traditional Media (Social Media Examiner) Fully integrating social media into your communications efforts takes more than setting up a Facebook page. Why Social Media Is Reinventing Activism (Mashable) Mashable explores how social media is impacting the face of activism today. Don’t forget to sign up for K Street Café’s […]

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October 6, 2010 | By

Buzz Abounds for Activism, Media and Politics Summit in DC (OhMyGov!) Activists, politicians & journalists gathered last week in DC for the first Activism, Media and Politics Summit, generating interesting conversation on the future of the digital realm. ‘I Like It On’ Facebook Status Update Goes Viral: What It Means (Huffington Post) October is Breast […]

Gladwell, Sifry Stir Debate on Strength of Tea Party and Web Activism Fueling It

September 28, 2010 | By

Written by Kate Kaye, ClickZ Politics & Advocacy The tea party movement, and the social media activism horse it rode in on, are both facing skepticism from influential thinkers including Malcolm Gladwell. To Gladwell, author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers,” online advocacy and cause-related actions in social media are moot compared to activism that […]