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There's been plenty of hype about the "netroots," and online activism on both the right and left. But most of it's been celebratory, not practical. This is a practical, start to finish guide to promoting any cause and participating in any social movement on the social Web. Long-time activist and online community expert Tom Head covers everything you need to know about e-activism, including: " Using the Web to find activism jobs and volunteer opportunities " Using Google Alerts, RSS feeds, and other tools to stay informed " Building cause-related web sites - even if you have practically no money or web experience " Engaging effectively on social networking sites " Promoting causes, events, or organizations without spamming " Getting more attention and links for a cause " Keeping allies informed via email, blogs, text messaging, and Twitter " Organizing local activists using global media, and using online activism to support on-the-ground work " Blogging to promote a cause: when it works, and when it's not worth it " Avoiding the common mistakes e-activists make

Book News Annotation:

Written in a conversational writing style for students and general readers, this handbook details real-world techniques used in online grassroots organizing via social networking, and demonstrates techniques in profiles of real organizations and individual activists. The book reviews the history of online activism technologies and describes methods for researching issues, keeping up with legislation, and using the Internet to connect with libraries. It also explains basics of maintaining a web site and using social networking sites. There is a short guide to the ethics and etiquette of online activism, and advice on how to raise funds online, how to use multimedia as an activism tool, and how to keep allies and supporters in the loop (without annoying them too much). Appendices describe online activism careers, volunteer opportunities, and online degree programs from accredited universities. A glossary of terms and b&w photos are included. Head has written 24 books an activism. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Tom Head, is author or co-author of 23 books, including Civil Liberties: A Beginner's Guide and Get Your IT Degree and Get Ahead. He covers civil liberties for and the Mississippi Human Rights Report. Head serves on the editorial board of the Mississippi ACLU, as secretary of the Mississippi chapter of NOW, as communications director for Unity Mississippi, and on the steering committee of the Jackson, MS chapter of Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays. He has operated online communities since 1989. A renowned distance education expert, he is completing his Ph.D. in the history of ideas at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.

Table of Contents


1. Get Started

2. Research Issues and Stay Informed

3. Build a Web Site

4. Engage with Social Networking Sites

5. Practice Ethical Online Advocacy

6. Raise Funds

7. Use Multiple Media

8. Keep Allies Informed

9. Organize Online Petitions

10. Is That All There Is?

Appendix A. 10 Common E-Activism Mistakes

Appendix B. How to Find an Activism Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities Online

Product Details

Rainville, Earl
Head, Tom
Web - General
Social change
Social action
Internet - World Wide Web
Internet-Web Publishing
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9 x 6 x 0.468 in 308 gr

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
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Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
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