Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of global-digital-mobilization


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Jul 28, 2010, 7:34:16 PM (9 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    99Over the last ten years, mass global gatherings have brought together people on a scale and with a frequency previously unimaginable. Ranging from IMF/WTO protests to world and regional social forums to climate related forums, these gatherings have demonstrated our ability to collaborate internationally in a way that transcends national boundaries and corporate interests, providing hope for a new type of movement for change in the world.
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    11 Now, in 2010, we have become victims of our success. With World Social Forums bringing together over 150,000 people, we are reaching the limits of face-to-face gatherings. Furthermore, as attention is turning to issues of climate change, the environmental side effects of air travel and temporary concentrations of large numbers of people are impossible to ignore. And lastly, even brining together 150,000 people in one place on represents a tiny fraction of both the world and the number of people with access to the Internet.
     11Now, in 2010, we have become victims of our success. With World Social Forums bringing together over 150,000 people, we are reaching the limits of face-to-face gatherings. Furthermore, as attention is turning to issues of climate change, the environmental side effects of air travel and temporary concentrations of large numbers of people are impossible to ignore. And lastly, even bringing together 150,000 people in one place on represents a tiny fraction of both the world and the number of people with access to the Internet.
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    1313The Internet has been instrumental in making the logistics and communications needed to organize these events possible. Now, we must further develop the Internet to change how we think about global convergences.