Changing the world one online petition at a time: how social activism went mainstream

Authors: Monika Kansal  and Ritesh Chugh Petitioned: Aldi changed its stance on eggs from caged hens. Flickr/Marji Beach, CC BY  If you have recently signed an online petition – and then observed a result from it – you are far from alone. Once niche, websites such as Change.org, ipetitions.com and Avaaz.org have moved into the mainstream, shifting influence…