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Social activism through Twitter

The idea of new technology and globalization leading to world peace is not a new concept. The creators and investors in the telegraph thought that the new technology would ultimately lead to understanding between cultures and people. While this was … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012 | 2 Comments

Political Attacks: How far is too far?

When reading about Barack Obama’s 2008 Campaign, I was initially impressed by the use of new media, who wouldn’t be? The Campaign is considered one of a kind, or at least the first of it’s kind to be successful, in … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012 | 8 Comments

The Telegraph and The Internet

In the reading, The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers Standage discusses the history of the telegraph, including the failures and successes. The telegraph was able to connect the world in a way … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012, Week 6 | 9 Comments

Week 4: Personalized Content and the Internet

The readings this week examine how the Internet as evolved into a tool of personalization. An environment that allows users to see news, advertisements, etc. that are personalized to their interests. While some may view this technology advancement as positive, … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012, Week 4 | 7 Comments

Week 2: Turner and Shirky

In Counterculture to Cyberculture, Turner discusses the evolution of computers and technology from the 1940’s-1980’s. He describes how the technology has changed from primarily Governmental/military use during World War 2 to the beginning of individual use in 1984 when Apple … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012, Week 2 | 9 Comments