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Week 14 – Caitlin Spinweber

This weeks readings were a refreshing outlook on the past few weeks of the course.  Many of our readings have said that social media, Twitter, and Facebook are either instigators of revolutions or are completely uninvolved.  However, this week’s authors … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Spinweber

A common theme in recent readings has been an analysis of social media’s effectiveness.  There are authors that say Twitter is more influential because of the popularity it has built through word of mouth as opposed to actual outcome; there … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Spinweber

This weeks readings looked at social media, specifically Twitter, and asked if these sites were really as influential as they have been portrayed to be.  Morozov and Gladwell both discuss how the perceived influence of these social networking sites is … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Caitlin Spinweber

This weeks readings focused on the social movement and how it relates to revolutions.  There is a typical “theory” to be followed for revolutions according to researchers, theorists, and general “experts” in the field; however, when occurring in reality, revolutions … Continue reading

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Week 10, Caitlin Spinweber

Steinhauer’s article looked the current 2012 presidential race and how Republicans are trying to use social media as a way to differentiate themselves from the democrats.  Using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, Republican candidates have been able to … Continue reading

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Week 9 – Caitlin Spinweber

This weeks readings focused on the new, successful age of Internet campaigning.  How is it that Barak Obama used the Internet and social media to successful win the White House, why was he the most successful to date, etc?  Allison … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Caitlin Spinweber

This weeks readings focused on a practical application of what we have discussed so far this semester.  Howard Dean’s campaign in was a revolution in the campaign world.  Having raised way more money than his opponent John Kerry during the … Continue reading

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