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Internet Activism

NAACP'S Net Failure in Ferguson

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

If the NAACP and other civil rights organizations really care about justice, accountability and activism, they'll change their bizarre stance on net neutrality. We would never know what was going on in Ferguson without a free and open Internet.

WWII Vet Avoids Eviction By Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.20.2013 | Weird News

A World War II Ohio veteran who has lived in his current home for 56 years faced eviction from his home. The landlord? His own daughter. John Potte...

The Next 5 Billion: What Do You Think?

Eric E. Schmidt | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Eric E. Schmidt

In the coming decades, five billion people -- the majority of humanity -- will come online for the first time, mostly in parts of the world ridden with conflict, instability and repression. We've spent much of the last year traveling to those parts of the world to witness the new digital age firsthand.

The Internet Vote

Michael Beckerman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Beckerman

Campaign strategists are always trying to predict the newest political demographic groups. For a long time, it was seniors. Lately there has been a lot of talk about "NASCAR dads." But the strongest untapped political factor these days is rarely mentioned -- the Internet.

Happy Birthday, Ai Weiwei!

Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts

Today is the (disputed) birthday of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. The successful sculptor, architect and open critic of the Chinese governme...

The Sociology of Tahrir: The Three Blocs in Egypt's Revolution

Tom Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Gerety

This revolution holds great promise for Egypt. Its massed supporters are unified in a simple, passionate cause, but the blocs of power in Egypt will not easily concur on what is to be done to end corruption.