Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir

Mariner Books - Revolution 2. 0 is an engaging read, and it offers a sharply detailed look from the inside of an uprising that owed almost as much to social media connections as it did to anti-Mubarak passions. Los angeles Times “Revolution 2. 0 excels in chronicling the roiling tension in the months before the uprising, the careful organization required and the momentum it unleashed.

Npr. Org. After he was released, he gave a tearful speech on national television, and the protests grew more intense. Four days later, the president of Egypt was gone. The page’s following expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement. In this riveting story, Ghonim takes us inside the movement and shares the keys to unleashing the power of crowds.

Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir - Yet just as the revolution began in earnest, Ghonim was captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. On january 25, 2011, tahrir Square resounded with calls for change. A gripping chronicle of how a fear-frozen society finally topples its oppressors with the help of social media. San francisco chronicle wael ghonim was a little-known, thirty-year-old Google executive in the summer of 2010 when he anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of one Egyptian man at the hands of security forces.

In revolution 2. 0, we can all be heroes.





Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Penguin Books - An extraordinary exploration of how technology can empower social and political organizersFor the first time in history, the tools for cooperating on a global scale are not solely in the hands of governments or institutions. Shirky writes cleanly and convincingly about the intersection of technological innovation and social change.

New york Observer. An extraordinarily perceptive new book. Minneapolis Star Tribune"Mr. Here, we encounter a whoman who loses her phone and recruits an army of volunteers to get it back from the person who stole it. The spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing how people come together and get things done—and sparking a revolution that, how we do it, as Clay Shirky shows, is changing what we do, and even who we are.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations - . And a handful of kids in Belarus who create a political protest that the state is powerless to stop. Here comes everybody is a revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them. A revolution in social organization has commenced, and Clay Shirky is its brilliant chronicler.

Drawing from anthropology, economic theory and keen observation, Shirky makes a strong case that new communication tools are making once-impossible forms of group action possible. A dissatisfied airline passenger who spawns a national movement by taking her case to the web.





Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

Times Books - Simply put, everything is suddenly miscellaneous. In everything is miscellaneous, david Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. In his rollicking tour of the rise of the miscellaneous, he examines why the dewey decimal system is stretched to the breaking point, how Staples stores emulate online shopping to increase sales, why your children's teachers will stop having them memorize facts, how Rand McNally decides what information not to include in a physical map and why Google Earth is winning that battle, and how the shift to digital music stands as the model for the future in virtually every industry.

Business visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger shows how the digital revolution is radically changing the way we make sense of our livesHuman beings are information omnivores: we are constantly collecting, labeling, and organizing data. In the past, everything had its one place—the physical world demanded it—but now everything has its places: multiple categories, multiple shelves.

Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder - Finally, he shows how by "going miscellaneous, " anyone can reap rewards from the deluge of information in modern work and life. From a to z, everything is miscellaneous will completely reshape the way you think—and what you know—about the world. But today, burning, the shift from the physical to the digital is mixing, and ripping our lives apart.





Social Movements and New Technology

Routledge - In this compelling and timely book, Victoria Carty examines these movements and their uses of digital technologies within the context of social movement theory and history. With an accessible and unique mix of theory and real-world examples, the hacktivist tactics of Anonymous, global online protests against rapists and rape culture, Europe, Social Movements and New Technology takes readers on a tour through MoveOn and Tea Party e-mail campaigns, and the tweets and Facebook pages that accompanied uprisings across the Arab world, and the United States.

In each case study, the reader is invited to examine the movement, organization, or protest and their use of digital tools through the lens of social movement theory. The emergence of new communication technologies such as the Internet and social media networking sites and platforms has strongly affected social movement activism.

Social Movements and New Technology - Discussion questions at the end of each chapter invite critical thinking, further reflection, and debate.





Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom

Basic Books - Dozens of western companies sell surveillance technology to dictatorships around the world. Apple removes politically controversial apps at the behest of governments as well as for its own commercial reasons. Yet the traditional solution to unaccountable corporate behavior—government regulation—cannot stop the abuse of digital power on its own, and sometimes even contributes to it.

A clarion call to action, consent of the networked shows that it is time to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers people, and address the urgent question of how technology should be governed to support the rights and liberties of users around the world. Every day, the corporate sovereigns of cyberspace make decisions that affect our physical freedom—but without our consent.

Google struggles with censorship demands from governments in a range of countries—many of them democracies—as well as mounting public concern over the vast quantities of information it collects about its users. In consent of the networked, programmed, legislated, journalist and Internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it is time to fight for our rights before they are sold, and engineered away.

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom - The internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the web’s empowering role in events such as the Arab Spring, there are many more about the quiet corrosion of civil liberties by companies and governments using the same digital technologies we have come to depend upon.

Sudden changes in facebook’s features and privacy settings have exposed identities of protestors to police in Egypt and Iran.





AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not. But he provides  a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.

Indeed, as the us-sino ai competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. The new york times, usa today, and wall street journal bestsellerdr. But lee predicts that chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well.

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order - Kai-fu lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In ai superpowers, kai-fu lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected.





Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Verso - The events, says mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new political alternatives to elite rule and global poverty. In a narrative that blends historical insight with first-person reportage, Mason shines a light on these new forms of activism, from the vast, agile networks of cyberprotest to the culture wars and tent camps of the #occupy movement.

. From cairo to athens, wall street and westminster to Manila, Mason goes in search of the changes in society, technology and human behavior that have propelled a generation onto the streets in search of social justice. The world is facing a wave of uprisings, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams.

Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions - Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest.





The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice Manifesto Series Book 3

EVOLVER EDITIONS - In the media ecosystem, antonio lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media—and its potential future. He identifies the root of the problem in the privileging of "mechanistic" thinking over ecological intelligence, which recognizes that people live in a relationship with every other living thing on the planet.

Containing both wide-reaching analysis and practical tips for more conscious media use, The Media Ecosystem is designed for all those who seek a more sustainable future. The media ecosystem is part of the EVOLVER EDITIONS Manifesto Series. From the Trade Paperback edition. Above all, lopez calls for media producers and consumers alike to bring a sense of ritual and collaboration back to the process of communication, utilizing collective intelligence and supporting a new culture of participation.

The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice Manifesto Series Book 3 - In order to create a more sustainable media ecosystem—just like the preservation of organic ecosystems—we must reconnect our daily media activities to their impact on others and the environment. To become "organic media practitioners, space, " we must become aware of the impact of media use on the environment; recognize media's influence on our perception of time, and place; understand media's interdependence with the global economy; be conscious of media's interaction with cultural beliefs; and develop an ethical framework in order to act upon these understandings.

Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, so, arguing that just as the world's powers have seized and exploited the physical territories and natural resources of the earth, too, have they colonized the "cultural commons"—the space of ideas that everyone shares.





In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale Vintage Departures

Vintage - But even as ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors. Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Once upon a time an indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East.

Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an antique land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents.





The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

PublicAffairs - But as journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov argues in The Net Delusion, the Internet is a tool that both revolutionaries and authoritarian governments can use. Updated with a new afterword“The revolution will be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran.

. For all of the talk in the west about the power of the Internet to democratize societies, regimes in Iran and China are as stable and repressive as ever. Social media sites have been used there to entrench dictators and threaten dissidents, making it harder—not easier—to promote democracy. Marshalling a compelling set of case studies, the net delusion shows why the cyber-utopian stance that the Internet is inherently liberating is wrong, and how ambitious and seemingly noble initiatives like the promotion of “Internet freedom” are misguided and, on occasion, harmful.





Contentious Politics

Oxford University Press - Comprehensive and empirically rich, Contentious Politics, 2nd edition remains a valuable resource for developing a more nuanced understanding of modern social movements and political conflicts for students and scholars. Drawing on many historical and contemporary cases, the book shows that similar principles describe and explain a wide variety of struggles as well as many more routine forms of politics.

This fully revised and updated edition explores some of the major contentious events that have taken place since the original book was published in 2007, insurrections against Middle Eastern dictatorships, the campaign for free elections in the city of Hong Kong, including the Occupy movement in the United States, and armed conflicts on the border of the former Soviet Union.

Contentious Politics - Revolutions, social movements, nationalism and civil rights, religious and ethnic conflict, and transnational movements: these forms of contentious politics combine in Charles Tilly's and Sidney Tarrow's Contentious Politics. The authors present a set of analytical tools and procedures for study, comparison, and explanation of these very different sorts of contention.