Monthly Archives: February 2012

Week 8

In the chapter of his book entitled The Open Source Campaign, Trippi discusses the 2004 Howard Dean campaign and cites it as a major landmark in the use of the Internet in campaigning. Trippi describes the strong online presence of … Continue reading

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Week 8

In his article, Hindman considers how a campaign like Dean’s which started out so well could have ended so badly. He suggests that a lot of pre-internet political logic applies in explaining his initial, ostensible success. For example, in the … Continue reading

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Howard Dean Week 8

Shirky argues in ‘Exiting Deanspace’ that the Howard Dean campaign during the primaries of 2003 was a “mirage” – it did what successful campaigns do but fell short because it failed to get actual votes.  While his digital strategies set … Continue reading

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Week Eight

According to many political commentators, the 2004 Dean campaign is one of the most epic collapses by a political condiadate in the history of American presidential candidates.  This is quite the charge, as there have been elections every 4 years … Continue reading

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Week 8

Clay Shirky analyzes and discusses how Howard Dean’s “successful” campaign was not actually successful at all.  He explains that even though he used a multi-faceted campaign, raised a significant amount of money, and got a lot of attention, his “success” … Continue reading

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Week 8 blog post

In “Exiting Deanspace”, Shirky explains that the questions surrounding the Dean campaign should not focus on how he lost the lead, but instead on why people believed the Dean campaign was in the lead to begin with. He mentions two … Continue reading

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Week 8 Reading

In Chapter 8 of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Trippi describes the successes of the Dean campaign. Trippi writes very positively about the grassroots feel of the online community created by the Dean, which mostly centered around the campaign’s … Continue reading

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