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The internet as a force for change?

I’ve been reading ‘Here Comes Everybody’ by Clay Shirky. It’s a fascinating analysis of how change can happen when people come together, and how the internet can remove the obstacles to collective action. It’s full of fascinating stories examples from the formation and growth of Voice of the Faithfulflash mobbing as political action in Belarus and the campaigns against airlines and banks. It made me wonder how many of us engage in action on the internet – so here’s a poll and we’ll see how engaged my 4 readers are: