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About awildkristenappeared

fresh outta umich, art & design/that other major. currently a 'latte artist' at that place with the mermaid logo. remember the titans almost ruined my no-cry 2014.

The Arab Spring: Separate and Unequal

In Anderson’s  “Demistifying the Arab Spring”, a main issue that arises is the US’ often-held view of Arab countries having a singular goal–but it’s simply not true. In Tunisia and Libya, speaking freely is dangerous and restricting while in Egypt … Continue reading

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Everything’s mundane until they make something new

Blue State Digital and Neilson have largely differing views on the uses and effectiveness of various technologies. While BSD attempts to holistically address the scope of a modern campaign, Neilsen argues that certain tools are much more effective. “Mundane internet … Continue reading

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Political Slacktivism Round 2: Howard Dean

Howard Dean’s political campaign was just short of infallible: he raised a ton of money (mostly online), got people to volunteer for him even though only around a quarter of them learned about the recruiting meetings from peers, and attracted … Continue reading

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The Internet is probably making us antisocial

I found the above video particularly interesting and applicable when discussing technology, the internet and social media in conjunction with the use’s effect on socialization and interaction. Though smartphones are a relatively new way to harness communication tools, the medium … Continue reading

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“The History of Civilization in 7 Words”

When I was 10 and a student at Barnard Elementary School in a suburb not far from Ann Arbor, I was convinced that I could write enough letters to Rupert Grint that he would personally receive them and be able … Continue reading

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