ARIN6902: Hello world!

Hello and welcome to my newly-born blog, set up for my university class Internet Cultures and Governance.

The blog topic I’ll be covering this semester is Protest Movements. I plan to start by outlining how protest movements have benefitted from the medium of the Internet, specifically due to the reach of the Internet and the modes of communication it facilitates.

Since it’s such an incredibly broad topic, I’ve decided to narrow my focus and look at forms and examples of cultural protest. In detail, I’ll take a look at “fan activism”, a quite specific thread of cultural protest, and will also track a high profile protest movement in the UK cultural sphere: the proposed shutdown of digital radio station BBC 6 Music which has generated reams of newsprint (and of course “webprint”).

I just realised my header image is all nice and pretty which may not fit with the topic, perhaps I need something a bit more….angry? 😉 Having said that, the original also features a pretty cool Japanese sword, which could be a little more angry.

I hope you enjoy!

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