Internet and mobile communications technologies played a crucial role in the rise of social movements such as #15M in Spain or #Occupy or Troika, in Portugal, they permitted opening new spaces and modes of social interaction such as: decentralised structures, online and offline participation, multi channelled and multimodal communications.

These new spaces and structures lead to the construction of networks and collective identities that facilitate mass-self communication and unfolding of collective action.

Here we present a survey from D-CENT,  focusing on “networked movements” that provide a framework offering a set of concepts, hypotheses, methods and questions that may help to articulate the study and comprehension of collective action and intelligence in network movements.

D-CENT has produced data-analysis and data-visualisation of the appropriation by the network movements of stream channels, blogs, mailing lists and a broad array of other digital platforms and technologies used for political action, which generated huge processes of collective, citizen self- organisation.

It’s aim is to study the social unrest, which in countries with high rates of access to the Internet, has fuelled processes of citizen empowerment, articulated into movements and citizen networks.

The network movements are a connected multitude a synchronise the brains and bodies of huge numbers of subjects.

The mode of communication in the network movements is multimodal (using various technologies) and multichannel.