ERIC Number: ED403207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
NetActivism: How Citizens Use the Internet. First Edition.
This book guides citizens in using the Internet for community, social, and political action. Following an in-depth introduction, chapters include: Chapter 1, "Getting Connected" and Chapter 2, "Tools," explain the two Internet tools central to organizing for activism--electronic mail lists and the World Wide Web, and the hardware and software required to use them; Chapter 3, "Trolling for Information," describes navigating the World Wide Web, government programs, monitoring elected officials, tracking issues, and using World Wide Web browser "bookmarks"; Chapter 4, "Advocacy," discusses how certain organizations and advocates are already using the Internet; Chapter 5, "Neighborhoods," is about using the Internet for community and neighborhood change and development; Chapter 6,"Virtual Politics," illustrates ways of using the Internet to foster voter registration, election participation, and the wider influence of local party activists and policy advocates; Chapter 7, "We, the People," relates the necessary cooperation in the years ahead among Internet activists, government, and citizens. The appendices include "Useful Internet Sites," a list of Internet addresses for social and political organization, community websites, online publications, directories, search engines, think tanks, and political parties; and a glossary of computer networking terms. Sidebars throughout the book list surface mailing addresses, electronic mail addresses, and World Wide Web addresses for relevant persons and organizations. (LAP)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Community Action, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computers, Democratic Values, Electronic Mail, Information Networks, Internet, Lobbying, Online Systems, Politics, Social Action, World Wide Web
Songline Studios, Inc., 101 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A CD-ROM containing Global Network Navigator, Version 1.2 for Windows, is included with the book.