Monthly Archives: October 2011

Digital Diasporas: Politics by Proxy

The State department’s diaspora 2.0 initiative, part of the recently initiated International Diaspora Engagement Alliance Initiative (IdEA), links the political and economic power of so-called digital diasporas to US foreign policy goals – the first time a major power has … Continue reading

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Street politics and social media: BBM and the London contagion effect

Recent waves of unrest in the developed world have had commentators wondering nervously if social media might facilitate the spread of unrest in Athens or Paris or now, New York, just as it did in Tunisia, Egypt and London. This … Continue reading

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