Monthly Archives: December 2011

Week 15 The Finale

As I sit here writing my last blog, I am here to discuss about my perspective on the Internet’s future and hopes for the new media landscape my generation has immersed themselves predominantly ran by the Internet. Like Joe Trippi … Continue reading

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Week 14

The authors this week had very compelling, yet mixed arguments. Hindman advocates that infrastructure matters. Cohn suggests that the U.S. government should be involved in social media to make them more available. Hindman argues that there is a distinction on … Continue reading

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Week 14

Many scholars today have questioned the fate of social movements to occur in the future and their turnout. With the introduction of social media, it has been up for debate as to whether this communications outlet has revolutionized the way … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Future Social Movements

The Cohn article discusses the State Departments decision to abandon the America.gov project in order to devote more time to promoting social media sites instead such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The author presents a reasoning theory which we are … Continue reading

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Week 14

The Abdo piece looks at American support during the attempted Iranian revolution in 2009.  Abdo points out that America did not back this revolution and, “In the end, the state cracked down, the protestors lost momentum, and the movement failed.” … Continue reading

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Week 14

The readings for this week are outlining how the international community, specifically the American government could impact the change to democracy abroad. Cohn is bringing attention to the fact that America.gov is deciding to channel its efforts to various social … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Caitlin Spinweber

This weeks readings were a refreshing outlook on the past few weeks of the course.  Many of our readings have said that social media, Twitter, and Facebook are either instigators of revolutions or are completely uninvolved.  However, this week’s authors … Continue reading

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