Global Digital Activism Data Set: Truly Global

Note: In the interest of open research, we are sharing infographics of our in-process project, the Global Digital Activism Data Set. We hope that this transparency will elicit original perspectives and constructive critique. A previous post is here. Last summer we at the Meta-Activism Project set out to make a list of the world’s digital…

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Trends in Nonprofit Website Design

I’ve recently been doing some research on nonprofit website trends for the Open Society Foundations’ Health Media Initiative and I thought I’d share them here: The Human Face: We engage with causes because we care about our fellow human beings. The face reminds us of that human element of the cause and reminds us to…

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Open Process/Open Product

I’ve recently been thinking and writing about digital activism research research methodologies and better ways of creating knowledge. Towards that end, here’s a simple standard for research and knowledge creation in the digital age: Open Process: crowdsourcing, resource-sharing, collaboration, publishing raw data and in-process versions of analysis, transparent methodology Open Product: publication (of data and…

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Fixing Peer Review, Freeing Knowledge Creation

In my last post I vented some frustration about the inefficiencies of academia: how current standards for intellectual property, peer review, and tenure are actually limiting academia’s avowed goal of creating and disseminating knowledge, not only in the field of digital activism, but in others as well. In this post I’d like to dig into…

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