Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Dean Campaign: Losing Has Never Looked So Good

In The Real Lessons of Howard Dean: Reflections on the First Digital Campaign, Matthew Hindman reconciles Dean’s digital experience with standard political views on primary campaigns. He points out two significant themes that emerge in the analysis of the first … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Dean Campaign

Howard Dean’s campaign for presidency was doomed right when his staff decided to use the Internet. His campaign used statistics and numbers that were often skewed or misrepresented, which happens a lot in politics. However, his camp began to believe … Continue reading

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How Do We Measure Success of Dean’s Campaign?

Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2004 was a completely novel and used open source campaigning to help promote awareness and fundraising. Unfortunately, this did not translate to votes in the primaries. Trippi explains how the campaigns use of blogs and … Continue reading

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Would online support vs. in reality smell as sweet?

In the 2004 Presidential Election, Howard Dean was an early standout with an enormous amount of supporters. According to many political scientists, his campaign was special because of its presence being predominantly online. His use of the Web to organize, … Continue reading

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Is the Internet a liberal playground?

Generally speaking, liberals are forward thinking and constantly seeking change. Conservatives tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to new technology. In my experience, liberal thinkers are often on the Apple line when the new iPhone … Continue reading

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Dean Campaign: Should candidates stick to traditional campaign styles?

In Here Comes Everybody, Shirky theorizes about how “[w]e now have communications that are flexible enough to match our social capabilities, and we are witnessing the rise of new ways of coordinating action that take advantage of that change”  (20).  … Continue reading

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The Dean Campaign

In Hindman’s reading on the Dean campaign, he highlights two important theories that affected the success of Dean’s campaign: liberals are more active in visiting political sites on the internet even though there are an equal number of liberals and … Continue reading

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