Smoke and Mirrors: Spatiality Online and How Activists Can Successfully Navigate It
That an experience of spatiality exists when using Internet technologies is undeniable. The manner in which we can conceive of spatiality online is a complex and significant question worthy of a rigorous interrogation. This thesis explores ways to conceive of the experience of online spaces, and uses the resulting theoretical framework to look at the implications of online spatiality for users that utilise online spaces for activism. Furthermore, how the success of activist movements that use online spaces can be gauged is investigated, through a qualitative case study of the Black Lives Matter movement that uses social media ethnographic methods.