Author Archives: arieloz

Does “Slacktivism” Always Apply?

In last weeks readings Kurtzman explains the contradictory nature that may give rise out of oppressive government structures. He states, “On one hand, he hypothesizes that repression increases the cost of protest and thereby chills it. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Obama for the Win

Howard Dean used the Internet in a novel way to gain support for his campaign. He pioneered the use of the Internet for fundraising, gathering volunteers, and spreading his campaign. Although he was successful at these aspects, his strategy to … Continue reading

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The Filter Bubble: From the 19th Century to Today

Standage’s The Victorian Internet explains the difficult job of the creation and facilitation of the first transatlantic telegraph and the many attempts and failures that occurred before its final success. Millions of dollars, a whole lot of cable, two boats, … Continue reading

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Slacking Off in the Internet Bubble

As Eli Pariser states in The Filter Bubble, the Internet is becoming more personalized through the filter bubble, which is a collection of different algorithms that filters web content based on individual user’s interests. This leaves us as users with … Continue reading

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