Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Development of Activist Technology

In his article entitled “Political Factors: Digital Activism in Closed and Open Societies,” Tom Glaisyer discusses the role of social media in political and governmental activism. In particular, he touches on the efforts of several regimes and their successes (or … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012, Week 5 | 1 Comment

The Digital Divide and Social Media Content

In a study about political campaigns and their use of social media, Hernson, Stokes-Brown, and Hindman begin by tracing the origins of new technology in campaigns. They explain Howard Dean’s smoke-and-mirror use of technology that eventually exposed his shortcomings as … Continue reading

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Social Media in American Elections

Throughout our readings we have seen how social media can be an effective medium for transmitting messages of social change and involvement. But time and again we have seen that these tools are only vessels for transmitting a message, not … Continue reading

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