The rise of ubiquitous social media rode on waves of protest, from the Battle of Seattle to the Arab Spring. Individual voices, linked with hashtags, seemed to herald collective liberation (Papacharissi 2015). And yet, despite the outpourings of promise and hope and near-term victories, those digitally mediated uprisings have fallen under the police of Mohamed Morsi and the bombs of Bashar al-Assad, the famines of the Yemeni civil war and the warlords of Libya. ‘Pirate’ political parties arising out of online protest have tended to collapse upon their first encounter with power, if they ever get there.
1.1. In my garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
- distributed action
- Goldman Sachs doesn't care if you raise chickens
- Critiques of horizontalism
- NO ONE WAY WORKS: Political Organisation for the 21st Century
- Governable Stacks against Digital Colonialism
- Beyond the horizontal and the vertical
- Inventing the Future
- synthesis of horizontalism and verticalism
- Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal
- Horizontalism vs verticalism