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Neta Kligler-Vilenchik
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Neta Kligler-Vilenchik is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California. She is part of the MacArthur Foundation Youth & Participatory Politics Network that examines the way civic engagement is changing for young people in the context of digital environments. Neta has been researching the Nerdfighters’ innovative online civic engagement for more than three years and has authored the report “Decreasing World Suck: Fan Communities, Mechanisms of Translation, and Participatory Politics.”

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Nerdfighters: The Online Community Behind the Box-Office Hit

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 1:45 PM

"The Fault in Our Stars," this month's resounding box-office success, has been marked as the triumphant return of the "tear-jerker" genre to the cinema. But Esther Earl, who inspired John Green's bestselling Young-Adult book-turned-movie, would not want you to cry, but rather to celebrate friendship and life.

When...

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Moving Beyond Kony 2012

(12) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 1:16 PM

In March this year, Kony 2012 became the fastest spreading online film ever -- reaching more people the week it was released than the highest rated television series and the highest grossing Hollywood film combined. This week, Oprah aired an interview with Jason Russell, the filmmaker behind Kony 2012. Oprah...

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