Major companies around the world rely on third-party code. What happens when a programmer has a political point to make?
While online communities may not fully address the isolation LGBTQ youth face in-person, they can serve as an important source of social support and a springboard for civic engagement.
The hacktivist collective ‘Anonymous’ has become just that – but the hacktivism they espoused may be set to return.
As the protests escalate, Modi’s grip on India’s internet communications remains as tight as ever.
As the U.S. election approaches, various groups have mobilized to vote. But witches have taken it a little further, organizing online spellcasting meet-ups to engage in magical resistance.
Despite same-sex relations being criminal, social media is a space to come out and speak back to homophobia for the Nigerian tweeters in the study.
The structures of leaderful practices in online social media networking sites in the case of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Online organizing is vital to the success of offline social justice campaigns. Executing digital campaigns exposes activists to attacks, but there are steps they can take to protect themselves.
A largely wordless social media protest allowed many to take a political stand who might otherwise have stayed aloof
Online social movements are not leaderless. On the contrary, leadership duties are often assumed by identifiable individuals committed to doing leadership work.
Tinder was developed as a dating app, but research has found that some find it useful for promotional campaigns and artistic purposes.
In 1999, ahead of World Trade Organisation protests, a group of Australian activists created the first open internet publishing platform. This technology is the basis of the internet we know today.
New activist communities are fighting back against haters to make the world safer for LGBTQ teens.
Even if nothing happens immediately, petitions are one of many ways we can help build long-term change.
Christine Hallquist this week became the first trans person to win a major party’s gubernatorial nomination. The percentage of trans adults has doubled since 2008. What’s responsible for that change?
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association’s online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
Thousands of women have shared their experiences of sexual abuse. But, unlike the consciousness raising activities of 1970s feminists, hashtag activism suffers in a space dominated by men.
Each individual act of posting, linking, commenting and liking may look insignificant up close, but they add up. There is enormous power here for mass persuasion, one viral share at a time.
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago today can go viral in an instant, causing a massive backlash and leaving some of the biggest companies wrong-footed.
Much social good can come from mass involvement – and research shows that includes online activism. The bigger picture takes in all those people who care but are at risk of doing nothing.