Social media and the transformation of activist communication: exploring the social media ecology of the 2010 Toronto G20 protests

  title={Social media and the transformation of activist communication: exploring the social media ecology of the 2010 Toronto G20 protests},
  author={Thomas Poell},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={716 - 731}
  • T. Poell
  • Published 14 April 2014
  • Sociology
  • Information, Communication & Society
How does the massive use of social media in contemporary protests affect the character of activist communication? Moving away from the conceptualization of social media as tools, this research explores how activist social media communication is entangled with and shaped by heterogeneous techno-cultural and political economic relations. This exploration is pursued through a case study on the social media reporting efforts of the Toronto Community Mobilization Network, which coordinated and… 

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