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If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all. - Audrey Hepburn

Disguising Activism through Social Media

            The overwhelmingly consensus from the readings seems to be that social media is neither the catalyst for revolutions or a tool for serious protesting. The credit Twitter has received for the Iranian protests in 2009 … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 2 Comments

Taming the Beast

Innovations in technology have consistently forced American politicians to change their campaign strategy. As soon as strategists appear to have tamed an outlet, something new creates havoc. The printing press, television, and now the Internet have forced candidates to adapt … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 2 Comments

The Parallel Between the Telegraph and the Internet

            Throughout history any invention of a communication device was accompanied by the belief that information would infiltrate the masses where it was nonexistant before. In the chapters exerted from Standage’s The Victorian Internet, he details … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 1 Comment

The Power of Being Big Brother

The two passages we read this week from The Filter Bubble and The Net Delusion are eerily connected. Eli Pariser’s Filter Bubble explains the start up of America’s largest Internet companies and the algorithms behind their successes. The technology behind … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 4 Comments

“The Power of Group Action”

If you had asked me when “social media” began before reading Turner’s From Counterculture to Cyberculture I would respond with a general answer of when e-mail was invented. However, it seems that the human race’s innate characteristic of community created … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 3 Comments