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A timely and important book,
This review is from: Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age (Paperback)
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MC is the leading authority on this subject and the author of 26 books. He chronicles the protests of the Arab spring, the indignadas in Spain and the Occupy Wall Street movements, and includes valuable Appendices with chronologies of each. Arguably these movements were preceeded several years ago by the Tanker Drivers' Strike in which mobile phones were used to coordinate the drivers' movements, and in which the country was rapidly brought to its knees, but which did not involve the internet.
The results of the recent protests have not lived up to the hopes they aroused with civil war ensuing or the army taking control. Recent authors such as Gladwell or Morisov (The Net Delusion) have challanged the importance of the Net as they have been infiltrated and mirrored by Governments. But this is a timely and important book by the leading scholar in the field and deserves to be read by everyone.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
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