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By David Karpf

one of the ways in which electronic media has reworked political activism, the main impressive isn't really that new media permits disorganized plenty to talk, yet that it allows geared up activist teams to pay attention. underneath the waves of e-petitions, "likes," and hashtags lies a sea of information - a newly quantified type of supporter sentiment - and advocacy corporations can now make the most of new instruments to degree this information to make judgements and form campaigns. during this booklet, David Karpf discusses the ability and capability of this new "analytic activism," exploring the organizational and media logics that be sure how electronic inputs form the alternatives that political campaigners make. He presents the 1st cautious research of ways enterprises like Change.org and Upworthy.com effect the categories of political narratives that dominate our fb newsfeeds and Twitter timelines, and the way MoveOn.org and its "netroots" friends use analytics to pay attention extra successfully to their individuals and supporters. in addition, he identifies the bounds that outline the scope of this new kind of equipped citizen engagement. but additionally elevating a notice of warning, Karpf identifies the risks and obstacles in placing an excessive amount of religion in those new types of prepared listening.

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