Masses, Crowds, Communities, Movements: Collective Action in the Internet Age

@article{Dolata2016MassesCC,
  title={Masses, Crowds, Communities, Movements: Collective Action in the Internet Age},
  author={Ulrich Dolata and Jan Felix Schrape},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={1 - 18}
}
This article investigates two questions: One, how might the very differently structured social collectives on the Internet – masses, crowds, communities and movements – be classified and distinguished? And two, what influence do the technological infrastructures in which they operate have on their formation, structure, and activities? For this, we differentiate between two main types of social collectives: non-organized collectives, which exhibit loosely coupled collective behavior, and… Expand
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