Movement Building and Deep Change: A Call to Mobilize Strong and Weak Ties CGMaster Sun, 02/05/2017 - 09:53

"We study and practice movement building and are part of a wider community of practice. Below, we share four stories that illustrate what we're seeing on the ground and talking about in our network.   Regardless of the tools we use, what connects and inspires people are stories.  Social media platforms offer new ways of engaging and sharing each other's stories, with organizational stories, with national or global stories -- yet they're no substitute for face-to-face deep community building."

CoalSwarm Wiki CGMaster Sun, 02/05/2017 - 09:45

Begun in early 2008, the CoalSwarm wiki is a joint project between CoalSwarm and the Center for Media and Democracy, a Madison, Wisconsin-based media watchdog group. Consisting of over 3,500 articles, the CoalSwarm wiki is housed inside CMD's 50,000-entry SourceWatch wiki.

Is Social Networking Useless for Social Change? CGMaster Sun, 02/05/2017 - 09:43

"For starters, a bit of conceptual clarification. Social networking websites are not a form of organization at all; they are a means of communication. Comparing Twitter to the NAACP is like comparing a telephone to a PTA. They are not the same thing, they don't perform the same kind of functions and therefore their effectiveness or lack thereof simply can't be compared."