Origins and Rise of Digital Activism (1994–2007)
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I place the birth of digital activism in virtual knowledge communities, particularly those used to create alternative software products engaging in peer production, as starting with the free/libre/open software movement. They descended from the first hackers of the 1960s: the first dreamers of the power to divert technology from its original purpose to extend it and make it do the impossible.
KeywordsMainstream Medium Digital Activism Soft Control Antiwar Movement Athenian Citizen
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