Author Archives: alfein

The Overemphasis of Social Media

Over centuries, the way that activists have formed protests has changed and adapted to the technologies of the time. In this century, Twitter has been thought of as a key element to organizing and aiding the determined people of certain … Continue reading

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Elections, Now and Then

The Internet has been a tool that has progressively gained stamina throughout the years and multiple elections. Candidates have learned to use this technology for a variety of reasons, from funding to strategy to communication with voters. However, more has … 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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How much is too much?

“The most effective system of internet control is not the one that has the most sophisticated and draconian system of censorship, but the one that has no need for censorship whatsoever” (Morozov, 58). This was the first of many things … Continue reading

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New information: For better or for worse?

When I used to think of the term “social media”, I would usually jump to what my friends were tweeting or how bad someone looked in that picture on FaceBook. However, once I read Turner’s From Counterculture to Cyberculture and … Continue reading

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