Director of the Center for Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Pro to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"Social media is critically important in giving voice to communities who've been systemically excluded from media – people of color, women, LGBTQIA people, poor people. By giving people a chance to share their under-covered perspectives with broadcast media, social media has a possible role in making the media ecosystem more inclusive and fair...
The power of social media to raise money for candidates, recruit people to participate in marches and rallies, to organize boycotts of products or the overthrow of governments is one of the best-documented – and most debated – powers of social media."
"Six or Seven Things Social Media Can Do for Democracy," ethanzuckerman.com, May 30, 2018