A presentation describing the current state of cyber activism in the Middle East and highlighting successful online campaigns. It answers the following questions among many more:
- How are cyber activists using the Internet to pursue their goals?
- What tools/platforms are they using and how effective are those tools?
- Are bloggers today activists, citizen journalists, or something else?
- What is the value of engaging with global, transnational networks of cyber activists?
Beware insular and self-reinforcement of flawed or prejudiced philosophies ….
Read (Citizens of the cyberworld, Phillip Adams, The Weekend Australian Magazine, May 8-9 2010)
An undesirable by-product of the dissolution of geographical boundaries by our communion with like-minded members of borderless specialist cyber communities is that in some instances morally or ethically debatable views and beliefs remain unchallenged and reinforced. What on surface inspection appears to be a convenient and porous forum for the exchange of ideas in the ever more interconnected cyber community disguises an explosion of narrowly focused and inward looking cyber groups that demand consensus without debate, paradoxically leading to more fractured and conflicted web community.