January started with media frenzy in the wake of Occupy ‘media spectacle.’Â The public interest in social media practices and digital activism is exciting. After a decade of researching “digital dissent” and the power of “micro-blogging” practices it is amazing to see my passion about digital activism so alive.
In January, media focus was of course still on “Arab Spring” and Occupy Movement using social media so centrally:
Megan Boler, Occupy 2012 and Beyond
How the Web Spurs Political Change
Here are 10 instances where people combined activism and social networking to spark change
By Ian Paul | PC World | 25 January 12
January 20, live interview “Occupy Protests,” KCBS News, San Francisco
CBS Radio News Desk KCBS AM & FM Radio
Year in Ideas: Twelve months of protest and a new lexicon
National Post, December 29, 2011
‘Occupy’ instigator laments lack of spirit in Canada
CTV News, November 26, 2011
Occupy’s alternative social, political model not ‘self-sustainable’
National Post, November 25, 2011
Can protest survive un-Occupied?
London Free Press, November 15, 2011
Interview: Anonymous hacker group threat to launch cyber-attack against City of Toronto
Global News, November 13, 2011
Costa Concordia: Italian cruise disaster satire speaks to rapid pace of comedy about tragedy, Vinay Menon
January 27, 2012
Matt Ratto and Megan Boler, eds, “DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, ” MIT Press all 2012.
Megan Boler, “New Landscapes of 21st Century Propaganda,” Propaganda Handbook, eds R Casstronovo and J. Auerbach, Oxford University Press, 2012.
Megan Boler, “Women Occupy: Mediated Horizontal Consensus Meets Old-Fashioned Consciousness Raising” PDF
Megan Boler,”Women Make Vlogs,” (submitting to First Monday)