What Role Should Virtual Social Movements Play Within China 's A Great Firewall?
To introduce my topic, I can begin with an anecdote about the “Big Yellow Duck” meme, introducing what it was and what it did. I will show the lengths the Chinese government will go to prevent any collective action from occurring. This will also be a starting point to show why a virtual social movement is so effective, based on how many people the meme reaches and the length of time the meme was allowed to stay up. Although, I probably won 't be able to do it in the introduction, I can eventually show how collective action in the real world should rely heavily on the use of virtual collective action to be effective.
2.) Review of Relevant Literature/Sources
It can be debated that social movements on the Internet should be used or not. The main
Hart 2 points of dispute would be either that other tools should be used for activism, or that nothing should be done at all. The fact is…