Whether it’s raising awareness or calling citizens to action, technology has played a significant role in connecting people with a common goal of change. Messaging through email listservs, Facebook rally invites and change.org petitions are now the norm for many activists.
It all started in the 1990s and has continued to grow, most recently as a driving force in the London riots. With the Web 2.0 movement and social networking boom of recent years, just about everyone has a voice via the Internet — and many are using theirs to mobilize.
Here is a timeline of some key moments in online activism, most of which resulted in a physical protest or directly affected change. Do you remember where you were at these moments in history? Share your story in the comments below.
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