Author Archives: Nick E.

Week Thirteen:

This weeks topic is all about the Arab Spring, which was a series of revolts that began in Arab nations (such as Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya) in early 2011.  Here in the West, we are under the impression that these … Continue reading

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Week Ten:

The readings this week deal with the “Digital Divide” and how the Internet is used in different ways by different candidates.  This is a pretty obvious assertion, but learning how different groups use the Internet is important to understand where … Continue reading

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Week Eight

According to many political commentators, the 2004 Dean campaign is one of the most epic collapses by a political condiadate in the history of American presidential candidates.  This is quite the charge, as there have been elections every 4 years … Continue reading

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Week Six, Standage/Katz:

In Chapters 5, 6, and 9 of Standage’s writings about the telegraph, he repeatedly brings up the peace making potential of the novel form of communication.  More specifically, this potential for peace was expected to result after Europe was connected … Continue reading

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Week Four:

In Chapter 2 of The Filter Bubble, Pariser introduces the issues with personalization of news content, which have been discussed several times thus far in class.  While on the surface, personalization seems like a good thing  (you get the content you … Continue reading

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Week Two

In its earliest stages of development, the computer’s design and uses were greatly influenced by counterculture ideals.  Many of these framers of computing technology were strong proponents of communal societies.  While communities were relatively popular in the 1960′s, they have … Continue reading

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