A Brief History of Internet Activism

The protests in Egypt and Tunisia have shone a spotlight on Facebook and Twitter as vehicles for democratic revolt, particularly the nuts and bolts work of getting the word out, organizing, and presenting a united front to the Egyptian government. Stateside, we’ve seen Tiger BeatDown’s Sady Doyle organize two Twitter hashtag protests in the last six weeks, #MooreandMe and #DearJohn, both of which have garnered national media attention and resulted in apologies from Michael Moore and the removal of the “forcible rape” language from Republican-backed bill H.R.3. Read More A Brief History of Internet Activism