World Wide Web, Political Uses

Political uses of the World Wide Web refers to the ways in which political actors can use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for political action. That political action can include information dissemination, discussion, mobilization, and activism. Information dissemination is the core of the Web's functions and is one of its most heavily used elements. Discussion includes conversation among citizens in online discussion spaces, including Web logs. Mobilization refers to the ways that political organizations can use the Web to engage potential supporters in online or offline political action. Activism refers specifically to the uses to which activist-citizens use the Web for political expression and protest.

The World Wide Web is a set of agreed upon standards designed to relay digital information across the Internet. One can think ...

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