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University of Wollongong

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

2011

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Going Online For Social Change: Techniques, Barriers And Possibilities For Community Groups, Colin Salter Jan 2011

Going Online For Social Change: Techniques, Barriers And Possibilities For Community Groups, Colin Salter

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Going online can significantly assist a community group to meet its aims. Many open source technologies are designed to embody decentralised and collaborative authorship, facilitating a group's ability to share its message with a much broader audience - and on its terms. By reflecting on the techniques adopted by the Sandon Point Community Picket in going online, and how the approach mirrored their grassroots campaign, we can explore the how alongside the why of working for social change. Challenges faced, their implications, and what we can learn from them can also be considered.