I enjoyed the session on social media and hope you were able to take something from what is without a doubt another large and sprawling topic. I think Castells’s view of things is problematic in key respects. However, one virtue is that he calls our attention to the relationship between direct action and social media in successful contemporary social movements, thus making a nice connection between the past two sessions.
Anyway, here is a link to an issue of a journal full of contemporary research articles on social media and activism. Enjoy!
See you Thursday