When Does Digital Activism Pack a Punch? Philip N. Howard Egyptian activists check Twitter updates on eve of elections, Cairo, November 2011. (Photo by Kim Badawi/Getty Images) A new project is collecting data to offer insights from digital campaigns around the world. Print & PDF Version Share This About The Author:Philip N. Howard is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington and the School of Public Policy at the Central European University. You can follow him on his blog and on Twitter @pnhoward.