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Introduction: Cyberactivism 2.0: Studying Cyberactivism a Decade into the Participatory Web

ByMARTHA MCCAUGHEY

Ten years ago, I wanted to assemble the chapters in Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice to highlight the exciting noncommercial, activist uses of the Internet. Much of the scholarly work published back then had dealt with online communities and online identities, but not political and social change online. In 2003, Cyberactivism brought together essays that discussed the nature and signifi cance of Internet use by activists, social-movement organizations, and grassroots groups seeking various forms of social transformation.