Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dean’s Not-So-Successful Campaign

The readings for this week analyze the deceptive power that the Internet and Web usage played in Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Both Clay Shirky’s and Matthew Hindman’s pieces, particularly, both applaud the Dean campaign’s innovative uses of the Internet … Continue reading

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Does the internet favor liberals?

In the article, The Real Lessons of Howard Dean, Matthew Hindman discusses the importance of who was actually using the internet in 2004. He outlines that while the internet was readily available to all, their were patterns in not only … Continue reading

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New Media, Same Intention?

New age, new media, same (potential) byproducts? Is it possible that the rising use of Internet and social media sites can also come to be known as a medium that can help bring about world peace in much the same … Continue reading

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The Price of Kangaroo Leather from Borneo

Comparing the three chapters of Standage’s work on The Victorian Internet, I was enlightened on not only the history of the telegraph, the substantial impact it made on global communication, and the competition and conglomeration between the telegraph and newspaper, … Continue reading

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World Peace through Social Media?

The theme for this week’s set of readings sets us up with an interesting contrast: what is the difference between “old” and “new” social media? Do we use social media differently now because of its immediacy and availability? And if … Continue reading

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What Will Come Next?

When the telegraph was proposed, people all over thought it would begin to spark unity and world peace. As Standage notes in his chapters from The Victorian Internet, the telegraph, although it failed multiple times before finally succeeding, was an … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Change

In the the chapters that we read this week from Standage’s, Victorian Internet, he describes the creation of the transatlantic telegraph which connected the United States and Europe to be regarded as one of the “greatest event(s) in the present … Continue reading

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