The Internet has opened the possibilities for new spheres of research from various disciplines and approaches. This Master thesis is an attempt to explore parts of these spheres revealed by researching a phenomenon such as political activism performed in cyberspace. I have done this by adapting the ethnographic approach to the Internet, also defined as a virtual ethnography, to find interesting stories that would shed some particular light on cyberactivism in the age of the Information Society. The Zapatistas in Mexico have been used as a starting point for the ethnography as they are known as the social movement of the information age, constituted in and off the global communication network. The ethnographic approach to the Internet is not yet a fully established one. The methodological reflections have thus been an important part of the discussion of the thesis. The thesis is written within the academic field of STS (Science and Technology Studies) and Media Studies.
Key words: Cyberactivism, Online / offline, The Zapatistas, Virtual Ethnography, The Internet, researching cybercultures