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Zeynep Tufekci:
Online social change: easy to organize, hard to win

TEDGlobal 2014 · 16:14 · Filmed Oct 2014
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Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But as sociologist Zeynep Tufekci suggests, even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn't last. Why? She compares modern movements — Gezi, Ukraine, Hong Kong — to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and uncovers a surprising benefit of organizing protest movements the way it happened before Twitter.

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Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci asks big questions about our societies and our lives as they play out online. Full bio
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