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An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Is Facebook a Human Right?

Hi Mark, I just read your Facebook post: “Is Connectivity a Human Right?” and I thought I’d share my perspective (and answer) with you. First off, you’ve discovered that not every individual in this world has Internet access. Welcome. I’m a doctoral candidate in sociology up the road from you at UC Berkeley. Yeah, that [...]

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7 Myths of the Digital Divide

Check out my guest blog post at Cyborgology on the 7 Myths of the Digital Divide. I have heard so often from pundits, colleagues and, well, the Internet, that either digital inequality doesn’t matter or it’s over, so I decided to write this post based on the most common tropes that I hear (p.s. class [...]

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Iron Law 2.0 – Digital Democracy or Hierarchy?

On  Wednesday, September 12th at noon, I’ll be speaking in Chapel Hill at  UNC’s Carroll Hall’s Freedom Forum Conference Center in a talk sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Department of Sociology. I’ll be talking about my latest research project: Does digital technology enable social movement organizations to be more democratic?  In the [...]

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