Dispatch 18/12: Make pills not bombs, geotagged protest and more

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Your online followers really do matter. Social scientists at the University of Pennsylvania describe how the “critical periphery” (online networks reachable by on the ground activists) play a key role in extending reach and impact. Changing your Facebook profile photo may not be marching in the streets but it can have measurable results. Continue reading