... the growing importance of Facebook as a space where a public can be reached and informed and can enter into a dialogue to discuss issues of common interest and influence political decision-making Networked Publics: The Double Articulation of Code and Politics on Facebook Ganaele Langlois University of Ontario Greg Elmer, Fenwick McKelvey, & Zachary Devereaux Ryerson University
Theoretically, the challenges primarily lie in understanding the uniqueness of social networking sites as assemblages where software processes, patterns of information circulation , communicative practices, social practices, and political contexts are articulated with and redefined by each other in complex ways.
What is the platform dependency of G20?
Can we map out the rich media ecology of a protest?
What is the scope of the scale of activism on Facebook?
Select one of the largest G20 Toronto summit Facebook protest groups, "RESIST TORONTO G20 SUMMIT 2010" (over 6,800 members).
Identify other web spaces it is officially affiliated to: Website: G20Central Twitter account: @G20mobilize
Step 1: Harvest outlinks from the three selected platforms
The Toronto Community Mobilization Network's website (tool: NaviCrawler)
The official Twitter account (tool: copy paste in Harvester)
The official Facebook group (tool: semi-automatic Harvester)
Step 2: Examine which types of websites and respective content the outlinks refer to.
Categorize (eg: video platform, photo platform, NGO)
Step 3: Compare and contrast the three platforms' outlink networks