Selected writings on activism

I write a lot about activism, most recently with #iranelection and a sea of green on Twitter: at the forefront of social network activism.  Here’s a quick list-in-progress of some of my faves.

Social network activism


My work in the first half of 2009 concentrated on Twitter, both because of the speed of communications and because it presents an opportunity to engage with communities marginalized by the progressive blogosphere.  The theoretical grounding is described in Cognitive evolution and revolution, which presents a multi-dimensional view of Twitter hashtags, and illustrates how marginalized communities are using Twitter for collaboration; the Politics Online presentation has detailed links. The draft Twitter *is* a strategy sets usage of Twitter in a strategic context.  Posts on Liminal States and The Seminal explore uses of Twitter from an activism perspective.