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Douglas Rushkoff

I like where the conversation has brought us - we are finally engaged with one another about two or three of the core issues and contradictions inherent to online activism. I am hoping for a final flurry before we end the roundtable this week.

Of the way Americans got arrested in the US for the same Twitter activity that they were encouraged to promote in Iran, David said: "This is a contradiction that we must address and come to term with."

Then we went on to explore a few more of the contradictions in online activism, from the unreliability of the swarm, to the manufactured and falsely amplified results of aggregators.


So, my question then is what guidelines can we establish or promote to those who are attracted to this activity? How *do* we "come to terms" with contradictions?

posted February 2, 2010

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