Monthly Archives: October 2011

Week 9

As learned last week, Howard Dean was the first to implement the Internet / social media tools in his political campaign.  On the other hand, Obama was the first to begin to understand the medium more comprehensively, and skillfully navigate … Continue reading

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Week 9 Response

The use of the Internet by political campaigns can result in increased political culture as well as the production of things such as professional media outlets and civil society organizations.  Kreiss’ article looks at the new media messaging practices of … Continue reading

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An Undemocratic Medium

Agre points out that there are popular perceptions that the Internet will enhance democracy (in democratic countries). The logic is that the Internet has created a networked society where virtual deliberations occur in Habermasian fora. These optimists regard the Internet … Continue reading

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Week 9 – Caitlin Spinweber

This weeks readings focused on the new, successful age of Internet campaigning.  How is it that Barak Obama used the Internet and social media to successful win the White House, why was he the most successful to date, etc?  Allison … Continue reading

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Week 9 Response- Sam Moon

The Geuorguieva “Voters, MySpace, and Youtube” reading along with the Slotnick “Friend the President” readings focuses on the benefits and dangers of social media in election campaigns. Both recognize that the Internet has evolved to the point where having a … Continue reading

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Week 9

  This week’s readings focus on the relatively recent surge of power that the Internet is assuming in political campaigns. In particular, social networking sites are becoming more and more important for candidates to reach people. Both Slotnick and Geuorguieva … Continue reading

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Week 9

Week 9 The readings by Slotnick and Kreiss focuses on how the Internet was used in the Obama campaign and how campaigns were communicated to a mass audience.  As we can see from the readings, technology has made politicians lives … Continue reading

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