Digital Activism Research Methods: Using API’s for Social Media Research

I am currently at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Seattle.  I’ll be posting what I learn. Facebook Graph API: Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch,  U of Connecticut, USA Create an app (use computer science expertise) Study participants visit study site and are linked to Facebook after disclosure message and consent about data collection On Facebook, participants…

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Beyond Cyber-Optimism and Pessimism

Last week I attended SXSW, a mammoth festival of music, film, and social media that takes place in Austin, Texas, each spring. At SXSW Interactive (“south-by” to those in the know) I spoke on the panel Internet Power: After Cyber-Optimism and Pessimism with Patrick Meier of Ushahidi, Richard Boly of the Department of State’s eDiplomacy…

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21st-Century Civil Society

Here I am at the Open Government Partnership regional meeting in Santiago, Chile, getting ready to talk about how digital technology is transforming civil society. The Open Government Partnership is a new multilateralinitiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.…

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The Internet of Compassion

The following is re-posted and translated from Agence France Presse. The original can be found at Finanzas.com. Barcelona, June 4 (AFP). – Mary Joyce, digital activism expert and founder of the organization The Meta-Activism Project, said today at the Global Congress in Barcelona BDigital that “the era of the ‘culture of competition’ is running in…

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Talk in Barcelona: The Internet of Compassion

The following is re-posted and translated from Agence France Presse. The original can be found at Finanzas.com. Barcelona, June 4 (AFP). – Mary Joyce, digital activism expert and founder of the organization The Meta-Activism Project, said today at the Global Congress in Barcelona BDigital that “the era of the ‘culture of competition’ is running in…

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Meta-Activism Project Meetup @SXSW

Meta-Activism Project Meetup @SXSW Date: Saturday, March 10th Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm Place: Iron Cactus @ 606 Trinity St., Austin TX (map) RSVP: The event is open to all. Please sign-up here: tp://on.fb.me/MAPSXSWmeetup Why Come: Meet and hang out with MAP community members, talk about digital activism, have lunch

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SXSW: Digital Activism Panel Recommender

SXSW Interactive kicks off next Friday in Austin, Texas and, among the explosion of panels on how to bling-out your start-up with high-tech integrated social services… or whatever… there are a few panels for those interested in digital activism and social and political change. Here are some panel recommendations. Panels where Meta-Activism Project community members…

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