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Is Social Media More Useful Than We Think?

Throughout the course, I must say I’ve been rather skeptical of the ability that social networking sites and social media in general have to actually cause action to happen and organize people into fighting for a cause. I think, for … Continue reading

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How Necessary is Blue State Digital?

One of the most interesting things, I thought, that we read this week was about Blue State Digital and how the agency has made it incredibly easy for political campaigns, small and large, to build online communities and advertise their … Continue reading

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Dean’s Not-So-Successful Campaign

The readings for this week analyze the deceptive power that the Internet and Web usage played in Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Both Clay Shirky’s and Matthew Hindman’s pieces, particularly, both applaud the Dean campaign’s innovative uses of the Internet … Continue reading

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Group Unity in the Age of Social Technologies

In Smart Mobs, Rheingold specifically addresses the social communities that can result from use of quickly developing social technologies. The title of the chapter, “The Power of the Mobile Many,” specifically interested me, especially in relation to one of the … Continue reading

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