SmartMob in Korea
Protestos contra o novo presidente tem como armas velas e telefones celulares (via
“When tens of thousands of Koreans converged in the center of Seoul recently for a mass protest against the new president, many were clutching two vital items: a candle and a mobile phone loaded with snazzy features. Stuff reports. The protest movement, which started in early May to oppose US beef imports, has since become a stage for a broad range of political grievances against the government – from high fuel prices to health-care privatization and the cost of education. The month-long series of gatherings has also been a valuable testing ground for the latest communication devices, gadgets and websites… With powerful camera phones, demonstrators are able to shoot photos and videos that they can instantly upload on internet sites thanks to high-speed wireless technology.”
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“According to Jean Min of OhMyNews, the smart mobs first introduced by Howard Rheingold in his 2002 book are finally manifesting themselves in Seoul. ‘Koreans protesters against the import of US beef are Smart Mobs on steroids – they’ve already overturned the entrenched power of the old and conservative media’ (Min, pers. comm.). The recent emergence of technology-enabled collective action in Korea has been spotted by the blogosphere: Tecnhnokimchi reports on the emergence of citizen journalism, Futurize Korea reports on technology-enabled protests, and OhMyNews writes about how its readers spontaneously provide a ‘long tail’ of funding in exchange for citizen media. As Futurize Korea’s article is called, ‘this is what you call ‘true citizen journalism.”.