The year 2011 will go down in history as one where digital activism was king around the world. Whether it was Egyptian protesters tweeting in Tahrir Square, South Koreans using YouTube to proclaim their anger at the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Syrians posting Facebook updates to organize protests, anti-death penalty activists signing e-petitions in support of Troy Davis, or Occupy Wall Street organizers live-streaming rallies in Zucotti Park on their mobile phones, the revolution is certainly not being televised. We also saw the rise (and potential fall) of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and how telecommunications/Internet policy can affect a much discussed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile and the risks around the Stop Online Piracy Act.
We want to know what are your thoughts on this year in online organizing. What were your favorite causes and digital strategies? Were there acts of digital activism that went under the radar this year that deserve more recognition? Drop us a line at info (at) globalwireonline (dot) org with your thoughts by Dec. 23 and not only will the best ideas be featured on this site, but also those featured authors will get a free Flip UltraHD Video Camera – a pretty cool holiday gift from us to you.
Talia, Marjane, Philip, Maria and our intern Preeti