Cyber radicals on the internet
November 28th, 2010

A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet. Leading net commentator Aleks Krotoski of The Observer profiles seven young radicals from around the world. Read the article in the series Untangling the Web.

How did digital technologies best meet your needs, rather than the traditional avenues of publication and dissemination?
Digital technologies offer the ability to get up and running in a low-cost way, and the possibility of reaching a much wider audience.

What is it about the web that makes it such an effective platform?
Its accessibility and the low barriers to publication of information – plus the ability to be who you are.

What can’t the web do to change our attitudes and behaviour?
The web can’t change our behaviour – it can influence us, but it’s individuals who change.

Where will the web have its greatest effect over the next 10 years?
No question: Africa.

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