Talk:Mass mobilization

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Educational assignment discussion[edit]

I aim to improve this page as an assignment for a class in Carnegie Mellon University, upon first impression, it seems like real world examples would make this idea easier to understand. Would it be relevant to discuss the protests in Iran which utilized the twitter platform to coordinate their actions?

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I think that's a good start. Maybe the use of social media would be a section of its own. We can try to pinpoint the earliest times when social media was used to organize people. For example: http://www.fastcompany.com/1720692/egypt-protests-mubarak-twitter-youtube-facebook-twitpic from Jan 2011

Iran, like you said (June 2009): http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1905125,00.html

Columbia, in February 2008: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18689653

Would this topic cover March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and similar events? If so, I think we'd have to cover these offline mobilization attempts thoroughly as well.

Lenkid 2/12/2012 —Preceding undated comment added 05:50, 12 February 2012 (UTC).

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Yes, we can use these examples and call them something like Online/Social Media examples. upon quick googling I found a paper, and I'm not sure how helpful it can be but it relates to mass mobilization in the form of culture and community as a whole. Check it out and tell me if you think it has potential to be relevant in this wiki context: http://www.march.es/ceacs/proyectos/dtv/pdf/Terrorist%20Violence%20and%20Popular%20Mobilization%20P&S.pdf

--Yoni08 (talk) 05:58, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Needed work[edit]

Currently the article needs a lot of work. All the content is in the header/abstract, and that has no in-line citation, so it seems like someone's essay. A quick Google Scholar seach on Mass Mobilization shows a ton of material, from at least the Soviet revolution to mobilizing voter turnout in the US to use of technology for mobilizing the masses. A Google Scholar search using the keywords ("mass mobilization" review) gets material that is broad enough for an encyclopedia article.

How should this article be structured -- around events, like the Arab Spring or voter turnover, or around methods of mobilization, like internet-based ones? Robertekraut (talk) 17:29, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Hi,

I want to divide reference column in two columns for better reader visibility by using {{reflist|2}} . Some how I could not do it in this article so requesting the help.

Thanks

Mahitgar (talk) 07:15, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

  • I've done that for you now. Separating refs in columns by specifying the number of columns is generally considered a lesser option than separating them by width, so I used 30em instead of 2. Since the template is using list-defined references, you had to replace {{Reflist|refs= with {{Reflist|30em|refs=. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  09:30, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

article name[edit]

I do not have any personal preference but this Google trend shows that social mobilization is more widely searched term.

Mahitgar (talk) 06:51, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

evolution trends of social mobilisation[edit]

This article focuses more on revolution and on mass side. Even in non violent movements there are more aspects to be covered. One is every time a movement need not label as non violent except few large mass mobilisations most of social mobilisation is neither mass nor popular. Social mobilisation activities of NGOs can just be simply evolutionary (not revolutionary) and many times are focused on specific target area/people and not necessarily would have a large popular support either.


mass mobilization and popular mobilization are part of social mobilisation. and social mobilisation can not be part of mass mobilisation . So one is article needs to cover more aspects to make it more balanced. secondly article name needs to be revisited on this count also

Mahitgar (talk) 07:41, 29 November 2014 (UTC)