Digital Deceleration. Protest and Societal Irritation in the Internet Age

  title={Digital Deceleration. Protest and Societal Irritation in the Internet Age},
  author={Marc M{\"o}lders and Jan Felix Schrape},
  journal={{\"O}sterreichische Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Soziologie},
Our article examines new potentials for systemic irritation in the Internet age and focuses on the processes of synchronization between media, politics, and law. First, we discuss antipodal assessments of what is accelerated in the digital society: (a) the frequency and accessibility of attempts at “correcting society”, or (b) the perceived need for societal rectification. Based on empirical case studies on social protest movements, investigative journalism, and online petition platforms, we… 
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