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Share This!

Book Description

"Share This!" explains the importance of social media as a part of an overall ecosystem of tools for change, and examines how broader participation by marginalized voices can foster opportunity on both the individual and collective levels.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. 1 The Power of Sharing
    1. Welcome to the Future, or, The Birth of Sharing
    2. Sharing for the Rest of Us
    3. How the Magic Happens
    4. Freedom of Information Act(ion)
    5. How Connectors Feed the Magic of Sharing
    6. Onward, Young Sharer
  7. 2 Are We There Yet?
    1. Why the Aggregation of Influence Is a Bad Thing
    2. A Brief State of the Internet Union
    3. The Dangers of Replicating Bias and Exclusion Online
    4. Won’t Mobile Fix Everything?
    5. Change, Not Band-Aids
  8. 3 We Are What You Share
    1. Trading in Karma
    2. On the Internet, Everybody Knows You’re a Dog
    3. Your Life Makes History
    4. Diving In
    5. How Sharing Inspires Social Change
    6. Authenticity, the Great Equalizer
    7. Know Your Network, Know Yourself
  9. 4 Trust Everyone
    1. The Anatomy of Organic Authority
    2. Institutional Authority on the Hot Seat
    3. Size Doesn’t Matter—Relationships Do
    4. Avoiding the Newest Numbers Trap
    5. An Abundance of Attention
    6. Information Wildfires
    7. I’m Not Dead Yet: Stopping Info Misflow
    8. When Twittering Goes Awry
    9. Lessons of Iran’s Aftermath
    10. Your Networks Save the Day
    11. Your Network’s Role in Building and Managing Your Authority—Sanely
    12. Playing by New Rules
  10. 5 Sharing Is Daring
    1. Free-For-All Organizing, and the Secret Tyrants We All Are
    2. How to Be a Useful Agent of Change
    3. Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh, My(Space)! The Fears People Have
    4. The Monsters Under the Bed
    5. The Benefits Far Outweigh the Hard Parts
  11. CONCLUSION What the Future Holds
    1. Yeah, But…
    2. Tips for Individuals
    3. Tactics for Organizations
    4. Crowdfunding Share This!
  13. Notes & Treats
  14. Acknowledgments
  15. Index
  16. About the Author