Author Archives: chicmix

Tweeting Ignorantly

In the reading, “Iran. Downside to the Twitter Movement” it is not surprising that Morozov believes Twitter’s revolution in Iran did not have as great of an impact as most may have originally thought.  Many want to think Twitter and … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 3 Comments

Social Media to Win

The readings for this week discuss how President Obama used social media to aid in his campaign. For instance, The Social Pulpit by Monte Lutz discusses how the victory of Obama can be greatly attributed to his online campaign. Obama … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 3 Comments

The Telegraph and New Media

The readings for this week allow us to compare social technology before the 21st century to the current media environment. In The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and The Nineteenth Century’s On-Line Pioneers, Standage discusses the history … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 6 Comments

Are you really politically informed?

The rise of new media into mainstream culture has without a doubt brought innovative engagement to political action According to Morozov in, Orwell’s Favorite Lolcat, in the past television provided valuable, political information to the masses. Morozov said,  “Most Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 6 Comments