Is there anything analogous to the withdrawal of labour in a mass strike, on the internet? Obviously, Marxists talk about the internet. And e,g. this paper I haven't read (I lack library access) on internet studies, by the same linked to author (Fuchs)
The paper provides a literature overview for showing that, and how, Marxian concepts have been used in Internet Studies. Internet Studies to a certain extent analyse the Internet, economy and society in Marxist-inspired studies terms, yet do not acknowledge the connection to Marx and thus seem superficial in their various approaches discussing capitalism, exploitation and domination.
But I wondered if, given that work place agitation will presumably remain low key in the foreseeable future, what emancipatory potentials there are to how we use the internet. Specifically ones pitting the proletariat directly against the ruling class, and ones that raise class consciousness.
I'm asking just because I believe I have a good answer for it. Surely class consciousness exists in the struggle to be permitted class consciousness at work. The internet would shift that into, I think, on one hand greater penetration into the worker's life, and, on the other, that existing as an action and not mere consciousness at a more local level; pockets of communists?