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Week 14: Cody Patton

This week’s readings by Cohn and Abdo focus on how the Internet can be used for political change, and how governments are using social media to reach citizens. Cohn discusses how the government is looking for a more engaging strategy to … Continue reading

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Week 12

This week’s readings focused on the “Twitter Revolution” in Iran, and how much of an impact Twitter really had in the revolution. Morozov and Gladwell are skeptical about calling the revolution a “Twitter Revolution.” As we have read, Morozov does not believe that … Continue reading

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Week 10: Cody Patton

The Herrnson article focused on how high level campaigns first used the Internet, but it has moved on to low-level campaigns as well. Herrnson’s hypothesis was that it is more expensive to create a website that is interactive rather than simply brochureware, but … Continue reading

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Week 9: Cody Patton

The Kreiss, Gueorguieva, and Slotnick readings focused on how Barack Obama was able to successfully use social media to win the 2008 election. Kreiss focused on the network building aspect of the campaign. He defined network building as the creation and maintenance … Continue reading

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Week 8: Cody Patton

This weeks readings focused on the online success of the Howard Dean Campaign. The Trippi article focused on the new ways in which online campaigns were impacting the political scene. Dean’s use of a website to help his campaign created a new … Continue reading

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Week 7: Cody Patton

This week’s readings looked at how political candidates use the internet for campaign purposes. The Bimber and Davis chapter focused on the early use of internet in the 1998 and 2000 elections. Television advertising took up the majority of a … Continue reading

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Week 6: Cody Patton

This week’s readings focused on the transatlantic Telegraph cable and the challenges of the newly popular telegraph system. Gisborn and Field wanted to create a transatlantic telegraph system, but when this seemed impossible, they decided that a cable from New … Continue reading

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