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TodayOnline and ofﬂine activism with the Indignados movement
Without the internet,unthinkable at this speed and on this scale.
“You can think of group undertaking as a kind ofladder of activities. The rungs on the ladder aresharing, cooperation, and collective action. Thethree activities [are] enhanced through socialtools.” - Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody
All of these tools have led to a rise in e-activism.Petition websites are just one small example.And then there’s FB, Twitter, Skype, ...
But how does e-activism ﬁt into the picture ofmore traditional militancy?Are they embracing technology? Is e-activismjust a lazy and less legitimate form of couch-activism? Or is it the only way to do activismefﬁciently?
Today’s speakerswill talk about the movements use oftechnology for coordinating around the world,will share their personal perspective on e-democracywill give us some insights into the tensions thatcan arise between legitimacy and efﬁciency,when online and ofﬂine activism converge