#iranElection: quantifying online activism
Gaffney, Devin (2010) #iranElection: quantifying online activism. In: Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, April 26-27th, 2010, Raleigh, NC: US.
In a retrospective analysis of the Iran national election protests, the meteoric rise of the Twitter platform as a purported tool of dissidence has become a subject of debate and importance in the burgeoning field of online activism. By using methods of data collection novel to Web 2.0 social media applications, can a finer granularity be achieved in directly measuring the impact of the internet on politics and society?
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