Monthly Archives: February 2013

Web Campaigns

In examining the campaign of Howard Dean in this week’s readings by Shirky and Joe Trippi, we find that Dean’s push toward utilizing the Internet in his campaign sparked a shift toward online candidacies. These two authors differ in their … Continue reading

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Online Campaigns and Slacktivists

With the development of the Internet, there emerged a big push in online campaign efforts, as we saw with Howard Dean.  The incredible power of the Internet can change a candidate’s profile and bring them to light.  Howard Dean was … Continue reading

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Dean’s 2004 Campaign

This weeks readings centered on Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign and his innovative use of the Internet. Both the Shirky and Hindman articles make it a point to mention that Dean’s campaign isn’t a subject of interest because he failed, but … Continue reading

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Internet Campaign Illusions

Two of this weeks reading by Trippi and Shirky discuss Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign.  Trippi explains a great deal of the intricacies of the campaign, especially their move to utilize the Internet as a resource, especially blogs.  Shirky, however, discusses … Continue reading

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The Importance of Internet in Campaigning

This week’s readings emphasized the importance of online campaigning, especially in terms of rallying support and votes for candidates running for office. Prior to the Internet, people of different geographical locations were not able to interact and correspond with one … Continue reading

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Dean Candidacy & Internet Politics

The Internet truly played a role in Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign.  Matthew Hindman and Clay Shirky discuss the usage of websites, social media and Internet Politics to conclude that while Dean was at means for election, the Internet subsided … Continue reading

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Social Movement vs. Political Campaign?

What really differentiates a social movement from a political campaign? Is there even a difference? In this week’s reading, both Trippi and Shirky discussed how the Dean for America campaign struggled with defining its role as one or a combination … Continue reading

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