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By Jeff Shantz, Jordon Tomblin

Few actions have captured the modern renowned mind's eye as hacking and on-line activism, from nameless and past. Few political principles have received extra notoriety lately than anarchism. but either stay misunderstood and masses maligned. Cyber Disobedience presents the main attractive and targeted research of on-line civil disobedience and anarchism today.

“One factor is apparent: the net is probably going the biggest decentralized venture in all of human background. Shantz and Tomblin hone in at the Internet’s renegades and radicals, who make the most of the Internet’s remarkable energy for the needs of resisting authority, growing foreign cohesion, and spreading the meme of anarchy. Cyber Disobedience describes hacktivists, the loose software program and anti-copyright hobbies, electronic whistleblowing, and different efforts to create a freer and extra simply destiny, either on-line and offline. This e-book really captures the insurgent spirit on the center of the net Age.” —Dana M. Williams, California kingdom collage, Chico

“Beyond the restrictive and slim politics-as-usual from either left and correct, the authors exhibit the passionate and artistic forces of up to date anarchism that fly within the face of either company media and conventional educational bills alike that perpetrate the legendary renowned photo of anarchism as utopic and disorderly. offering discussions on every little thing from the increase of nameless, the Arab Spring, and demonization of whistleblowers comparable to Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, to the coining of the time period “hacktivism” in 1998, Cyber Disobedience explores the function of social media in information-sharing and movement-building probabilities. Activists, scholars, scholars—anyone drawn to anti-capitalist social routine and electronic resistance from below—will reap the benefits of analyzing Shantz and Tomblin’s arguments which are theoretically subtle, empirically rigorous and traditionally major. A lucid, compelling and provocative account of the opportunity of the electronic progressive spirit, the textual content units a really excessive commonplace for debates within the social experiences of energy, wisdom and expertise. total, Cyber Disobedience constitutes an important and well timed contribution—a must-read for an individual occupied with freedom, know-how, social justice and country repression within the twenty-first century.” —Dr. Heidi M. Rimke, Ph.D., affiliate Professor of Sociology, college of Winnipeg

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Laut Internet World Stats und ITU nutzen be- 24 Grundlagen der Untersuchung reits knapp 2 Mrd. Menschen weltweit das Internet, davon mit rd. 825 Mio. die meisten in Asien (vgl. Internet World Stats 2010a; ITU 2010). Bei der Internetdurchdringung liegt die Region Nordamerika mit durchschnittlich rd. 77% vorn (vgl. Internet World Stats 2010a). Spitzenreiter sind die skandinavischen Länder mit 97% in Island, 94% in Norwegen und 92% in Schweden. In Deutschland liegt die Internetpenetration mit ca. 65 Mio.

Blackwell/Miniard/Engel 2006, S. 176). Meist wird in diesem Kontext auch der Begriff Electronic Commerce verwendet. Wenngleich diese Begriffe teilweise auch synonym verwendet werden, bedarf es einer differenzierten begrifflichen Klärung, die nach der Perspektive des Betrachters und nach dem Geltungsbereich vorgenommen werden kann. Die umfassendste Sichtweise in diesem Kontext beinhaltet der Begriff des ElectronicCommerce (kurz: E-Commerce), der im engeren Sinn auch als elektronischer Handel oder marktorientierter E-Commerce verstanden werden kann (vgl.

Shobbits dar. Hier können Nutzer nicht nur Preisvergleiche anstellen sowie Kundenmeinungen, Wünsche und Käufe ihrer Freunde einsehen, sondern mit diesen auch in Echtzeit über den sogenannten Live-Tracker gemeinsam einkaufen. Dafür werden in einem Chat die von den Freunden aktuell aufgerufenen Artikel angezeigt und können so – noch während des Einkaufsprozesses – von den anderen unmittelbar kommentiert werden. Der eigentliche Kauf erfolgt dann über einen Link zu einem Online-Shop, der das jeweilige Produkt anbietet (vgl.

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