Online Activism and the Rise of SmartMobs
June 10th, 2007

MasterNewMedia Robin Good has put up a special on ‘Online Activism: Media Stereotypes And The Rise Of Smart Mobs’

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As mobile and web technologies become cheaper and all but ubiquitous, so the possibilities for individuals to organize themselves into crowds, publish news and images, and gather around a common cause become increasingly possible.

The news has been turned upside down by citizen journalism, and the mobile army of camera-phone owning street reporters. Education has spilled over from the academy and into virtual worlds and other informal spaces. Film and media-making has started to tap into the creative potential of the people formerly known as the audience.


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