social movements

By Leon Tong
Systems of domination always provoke resistance. All resistance emerges as a result of social networks. This was the opening theme of a talk given by the UC Berkeley Professor Manuel Castells at the RSA recently. If it is true it has profound importance for the future of social networks online.
By Leon Tong
I went to a talk at the Royal Society of Arts recently by the social entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans. It was fascinating. I came away with a better understanding of how ideas can turn into action. Heimans has been launching social and political movements ever since he was a child (he collected a petition and sent it to the Australian Prime Minister when he was seven years old) and now he urges others to add the social tools of the web to their tool-box of building movements for social change.