Author Archives: jacobkeimach

Digital Media: Beyond Politics

The last three Presidential elections have shown us how exactly social media can be used to build support around a candidate, generate critical fundraising and even tarnish a candidate’s representation. The Internet (and later mobile technology) has changed the political … Continue reading

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Howard Dean and Slactivism

In the Internet age, tracking the success of candidate outreach and popularity can be a misleading exercise. The case of Howard Dean highlights perfectly how the complexity of voter-tendencies cannot be inscribed by simply money or name-recognition. Dean’s candidacy was … Continue reading

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The Fight to Operationalize

I relate the conversation about “slacktivism” to the philosophical question: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? As it pertains to the Internet, the spatial limitations up … Continue reading

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The Internet: An Atypical Common Good

John Barlow commented in his “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” that the internet is a place that should be unregulated by the government and recognized as an entirely free domain. He references a future where “anyone, anywhere may … Continue reading

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