Category Archives: mobilization

Opining for Pennies, Clicking for Cupcakes: Microwork and the World Wide Web

The original “Mechanical Turk” was an 18th Century imperial toy designed for the Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa.  A centuries-earlier version of Deep Blue, the toy gave the illusion that one was playing chess with a highly-skilled automated mannequin, when in … Continue reading

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Kony 2012–Simple dangerous messages

The Kony 2012 viral video has become something of a icon of the power of social media, in both its most powerful and dangerous ways. While I’ve followed the various debates only from a distance, I thought I’d just post … Continue reading

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Transport Workers Union’s video from Wisconsin

Uprising in Wisconsin from TWU International on Vimeo.

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Social media and collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin

Bill Hurley, posting on the Wisconsin Education Association Council’s website, writes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts would cost him and his wife over $10,000 a year.  The Council is fighting the Governor’s move to “strip government workers … Continue reading

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Mott’s Strike and Facebook – A case study

Mott’s Strike: May 2010 – September 2010 Williamson, NY 305 hourly workers represented by Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 220 at Mott’s apple juice plant went on strike. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, a highly profitable company, demanded … Continue reading

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