Monthly Archives: March 2012

Week 12

Throughout our course thus far, we’ve discussed as a class whether social media incur positive progress on societies or negative effects. This week’s readings focus on the critique of Twitter’s role during the Iranian election protests of 2009-2010, with both … Continue reading

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Week Twelve

Social media has been credited to successfully sparking revolutions in the Middle East, North Africa and even the Occupy movement in the United States. However, there are skeptics of the role that social networking on the Internet has played in … Continue reading

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Week 11- Kurtzman/ Snow, et. al

To me, these articles tie together very well. Recruitment into social movements becomes more probable if an individual has a social tie to a member of the group (Snow research), and with the rapidly expanding social media networks, these personal … Continue reading

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Week 10

In this weeks reading, the authors focused on how email and social networking are being used to foster political support online. Email and social networking share similar goals of gaining supporters and encouraging campaign donations however each medium accomplishes this … Continue reading

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Week 10

It is safe to say that the relationship between technology and societal adaption lives in a perpetual state of flux.  One way that we are able to see this trend is through the changes that occur within political campaigns over … Continue reading

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Week 10

As the Internet continues to become a more significant part of society, Internet tools are being increasingly utilized to create effective campaigns.  As we’ve learned from presidential campaigns, like Obama’s, the Internet and social media have the potential to play … Continue reading

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Week 10

Because everything in the world today is becoming increasingly digital, there is no doubt that the Internet can play a significant role in the outcome of elections (or anything else, for that matter). Regardless of which tools are used online, … Continue reading

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