Different hashtag campaigns have served as modes of bearing witness, mobilizing action, or claiming an identification. From #Ferguson to #LastWords, #MillionsMarch, or even #CrimingWhileWhite and #NoAngel, the various hashtags surrounding Ferguson, and the conversations they signal, help us better make sense of the various publics and counterpublics that emerged in the wake of Michael Brown's killing.
Prepared by @yarimarbonilla and Max Hantel#Ferguson: Digital protest, hashtag ethnography, and the racial politics of social media in the United States, by Yarimar Bonilla and Jonathan Rosa. American Ethnologist, volume 42, number 1, pp. 4-17.