Ethan Zuckerman

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Ethan Zuckerman

Name: Ethan Zuckerman

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • American Internet activist, media scholar, blogger, and author.
  • Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media.
  • One of the original staff members of, a successful pioneer "dot com" enterprise.
  • Former founder of Geekcorps and Global Voices Online.
  • Coined the cute cat theory of digital activism.
  • Co-developer of Media Cloud.

Significant publications

  • Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection (2013).
  • 2011 Circumvention Tool Evaluation (2011).
  • The First Twitter Revolution? (2011).
  • Internet Freedom: Beyond Circumvention. In: The next digital decade (2010).
  • Decentralizing the Mobile Phone:A Second ICT4D Revolution? (2010).

Honors and awards

  • Foreign Policy magazine named him to its list of top global thinkers (2011).
  • MIT Technology Review "Technology in the Service of Humanity Award" (2002).
  • Awarded a Fulbright scholarship which sent him to Accra, Ghana for a year.


"The world isn't flat and globalization is only beginning, which means we have time to change what we're doing and get it right."