Because of its facility, we have now become more aware of mediated mobilization and its power. However, I believe that this form of mobilization has been around for ages. Think about the Boston Tea Party, the Crusades and other movements such as those. Yes, it was a different type of mobilization but it served the same purpose as it does nowadays.
Mediated mobilization has become so much easier these days because of how fast and accessible the media is. Everyone has access to a computer some way or another and they become engulfed in worlds that are no where near them. The Kony movement, Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, were all movements that would have not occurred if it weren’t for the social media. We are able to keeps ourselves updated and are also able to let other people know about what is going on. Influencing others was never this easy, and that is a concept that we should all be afraid of. You never know what mediated mobilization will do next, what social groups are trying to do next and how they are going to go about it.