cyberactivism

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cyberactivism

Using e-mail, blogs and social networking sites to publicize a cause by disseminating information quickly that is unavailable through normal government and commercial news sources, which may or may not eventually catch up. Cyberactivism can help promote a cause, product, company, politician or a revolution; witness the extraordinary amount of cyberactivism in the Middle East after the turn of the century.

Known by Many Names
Cyberactivism is also called "Internet activism," "electronic advocacy," "e-campaigning," "e-activism" and "online organizing." See social networking site.
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Tenders are invited for Electronic Advocacy and Government Relations Management Software
The University of California is requesting proposals for a comprehensive grassroots advocacy and governmental relations management tool that provides a variety of simultaneous features: The capability to mobilize and track the electronic advocacy activities of its grassroots advocacy corps, generate constituent emails and letters to elected officials; a comprehensive database of federal and state and local legislative contacts that includes members.
Tell Them is the organization's grassroots electronic advocacy network.
Vogel, MSN, FNP, AOCNP, coordinator of ONS's Nurse Practitioner Special Interest Group (SIG), learned that only 3,300 ONS members--out of a total of 35,000--currently participate in ONStat, the Society's grassroots electronic advocacy network, she took action.
ONStat is the Society's grassroots electronic advocacy network through which ONS members can contact their members of Congress to advance the ONS Health Policy Agenda at the national level.
CRI has expanded Joan Seelaus' duties as electronic advocacy manager.
One way to respond to both the emergent issues and the limitations of current techniques is to incorporate the use of electronic advocacy techniques into social work's intervention arsenal.
This is why electronic advocacy is a valuable new tool.
For the purpose of this paper, electronic advocacy is defined as the use of technologically intensive media to influence stakeholders to effect policy change.
But does this electronic advocacy make any difference?
This and other forays into electronic advocacy prompt Browning to offer a number of general tips on using the Internet to affect policy and political debate.
Joan Seelus has joined the Carpet & Rug Institute as the electronic advocacy manager.

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