iProtest: Social Media and the Evolving Nature of Political Activism

To say that new information technologies are revolutionizing political activism has become a tried and true cliché. It also happens to be true. Even as debates rage over the impact of technology on political activism, the possibilities (and perils) are… Continue Reading

Questions Raised by White House “We The People” Online Petition Process

Petitioning the government for policy changes is a practice as old as the republic, and doing so online is a practice as old as the Web, if not the Internet itself. But last Thursday, the White House announced a new initiative… Continue Reading