Social Media and the Organization of Collective Action: Using Twitter to Explore the Ecologies of Two Climate Change Protests

@article{Segerberg2011SocialMA,
  title={Social Media and the Organization of Collective Action: Using Twitter to Explore the Ecologies of Two Climate Change Protests},
  author={Alexandra Segerberg and W. Bennett},
  journal={The Communication Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={197 - 215}
}
The Twitter Revolutions of 2009 reinvigorated the question of whether new social media have any real effect on contentious politics. In this article, the authors argue that evaluating the relation between transforming communication technologies and collective action demands recognizing how such technologies infuse specific protest ecologies. This includes looking beyond informational functions to the role of social media as organizing mechanisms and recognizing that traces of these media may… Expand
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