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Articles on How Social Movements Develop
When Does a Moment Become a Movement
Protests are often seen as the beginning of a movement or just a large crowd. This New York Times article discusses differences about what a movement looks like today vs. historically.
Scaling Social Movements Through Social Media: The Case of Black Lives Matter
From the abstract: In this article, we explore the potential role of social media in helping movements expand and/or strengthen themselves internally, processes we refer to as scaling up....Our analysis suggests that while benefits of social media use outweigh its risks, careful management of online media platforms is necessary to mitigate concrete, physical risks that social media can create for activists.