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Considering Cultural Difference in the Impact of Social Media Use

This class has begged the question of the usefulness of social media in social movements and revolutions. While it is apparent that the answer varies greatly depending upon whom and what is being moved upon, we tend to gauge social … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Bridging Traditional and New Social Media

In this class, we have learned the strengths and weaknesses of using social media as a campaign tool. In analyzing the strengths and weaknesses, it is important to note the timeliness of using certain social media. For example, unlike Dean’s … Continue reading

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Week 5: Social Media and Activism

As we have discussed, Facebook, Twitter and blogging have become central to obtaining and sharing political knowledge. What does the use of these mediums mean for political campaigns and social activism? Karpf tackles a question I have had about what … Continue reading

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