Monthly Archives: February 2012

Week 8- Howard Dean

This week’s readings focused on the revelation of campaigning using Internet and social media tactics. Specifically, they explained the ways in which Howard Dean used the web to “organize, invigorate, and finance his campaign” (Hindman); however, the articles decipher that … Continue reading

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Hindman and Trippi discuss how the Internet can boost success in politics if it is used correctly. But part of the issue is determining whether or not Internet use in politics is effective, and what about that use makes it … Continue reading

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Week 8- Howard Dean

This week’s readings focused on the campaign of Howard Dean, who was a democratic candidate for president in 2004. The perennial subject of Dean’s candidacy was his use of the Internet to form his campaign. He is widely recognized as the first … Continue reading

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Howard Dean’s presidential run in 2004 was unlike any other campaign due to its use of a nontraditional media, the Internet, to promote Dean and his message. However, there were unintended effects from online forums that began to draw away from … Continue reading

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Week 8-Howard Dean Campaign

The Howard Dean campaign revitalized campaigning strategies.  According to Hindman, “the Dean campaign seemed poised to do for the Internet what the Kennedy-Nixon debate did for television.”  Although Dean did not succeed in gaining the presidency, he did succeed in … Continue reading

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Tactics Vs. Strategy Week 8

Clay Shirky has become a staple in our class reading.  I always find him so forthright and interesting.  His article on Howard Dean, Exiting Dean Space (2007) provides an interesting evaluating of the Dean campaign, and the fallacy of his success.  His evaluation reminds … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 8 – Trippi and Hindman

Allowing his campaign to be held in the hands of his supporters, Howard Dean took a risk that most political candidates would not dare to take. By allowing his campaign to be open source using the internet, Howard Dean was … Continue reading

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