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’


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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