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Mary Joyce is a research assistant for the Internet & Democracy Project at the Berkman Center.  Her primary interest is digital activism, the ways in which digital tools can be used to increase the impact of grassroots activism around the world.  She is the co-founder of, a community blog whose goal is to inform grassroots activists of how to use digital technology to achieve social and political change.  She is also the founder and principal of ZapBoom digital activism consulting.  Mary is currently a candidate for a Master in Public Policy and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  She blogs at

Projects & Tools

Internet and Democracy

The Internet and Democracy Project is an initiative that will examine how the Internet influences democratic norms and modes, including its impact on civil society, citizen media,…


Dec 1, 2007

The Citizen Journalism Web Site 'OhmyNews' and the 2002 South Korean Presidential Election

This paper is one of the first in a series of case studies that examines the impact of the Internet and technology on democracy. This specific case investigates the influence of…