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.

Governable Stacks against Digital Colonialism

1. Elsewhere

1.2. In the Agora

1.3. Mentions

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