Twitter and Facebook help spark protest movements. Then they undermine them.

Twitter and Facebook help spark protest movements. Then they undermine them.

While debates over the relationship between technology and protest have often degenerated into praise of Facebook revolutions or anti-slacktivism diatribes, this book offers a more productive tension: The technology that helps modern movements organize high-profile protests, Zeynep Tufekci concludes, can also keep them from developing the staying power to achieve their long-term goals. And the leadership principles of contemporary movements aren’t helping much, either.

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