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By Martha McCaughey

Cyberactivism already has a wealthy background, yet during the last decade the participatory web—with its de-centralized information/media sharing, portability, garage ability, and user-generated content—has reshaped political and social swap. Cyberactivism at the Participatory internet examines the influence of those new applied sciences on political organizing and protest around the political spectrum, from the Arab Spring to artists to far-right teams. Linking new info and verbal exchange applied sciences to probabilities for team spirit and action—as good as surveillance and control—in a context of worldwide capital movement, conflict, and environmental obstacle, the members to this quantity supply nuanced analyses of the dramatic modifications in media, citizenship, and social pursuits happening this present day.

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The HPA, working with members of other fan groups, organized an event that spanned two weeks to raise money for earthquake relief for Haiti. The event was titled “Help Haiti Heal” and took the form of an Internet telethon of sorts. The HPA organized entertainment to be streamed live over the Internet while fans were able to bid on prizes donated to the effort. Fans were motivated to bid on prizes not just in order to win the prizes, but also 42 Jennifer Terrell because certain entertainment acts would occur once a particular amount of funds had been raised.

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