Network Power Construction in Micro Public Welfare 2.0: A Case Study of Tianjin Explosion
Being an updated version of micro public welfare, the “micro public welfare 2.0” in Tianjin Explosion incident was launched and organized by ordinary netizens, showing the characteristic of grassroots without centers or organizations. The successful implementation of micro public welfare 2.0 suggests that ordinary individuals in the network age begin to embrace the unprecedented information power. Compared to the traditional power, the information power is more constructive, which is not derived from not only the positions or resources of the power subject but also the strategic actions embodied in the relational networks in the network space. The strategic actions are reflected in all links of micro public welfare 2.0 including the stimulation of identity, construction of the relational network and realization of the power influence.
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