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Week 14

This weeks readings focused on how the Arab Spring has affected people’s perceptions of social media, by asking people to consider whether social media tools have changed the medium of communication. Additionally, it has called into question how governments will … Continue reading

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Week 12 Howard/Gladwell/Shirky

The readings for this week focus on the prevalence of new social media and the effects it is having on societies, primarily in relation to the revolutions occurring in the Middle East. More recently, researchers have chosen to look at … Continue reading

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Week 9

We have been talking a lot about the history of social media and its evolving impact on political campaigns. Interestingly enough, social media became more prominent after the failure of the Dean campaign as campaign managers were able to learn … Continue reading

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Week 7

This weeks readings focused primarily on how the Internet has allowed and pushed for the creation of campaign websites. Bimber & Davis note that since the 1990s, digital campaigns have evolved and changed the way the candidates campaign. It is … Continue reading

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Karpf and Glaisyer

Karpf and Glaisyer both speak of the impact of social media on politics. Karpf focuses on how to measure the success of digital campaigns using a metric system. Glaisyer analyzes the success of social media in closed and open societies. … Continue reading

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Week 3

The topic of “collective action” that both Shirky and Rheingold confront is a popular topic because of the influence and prominence of digital media today. After reading Shirky and Rheingold, I believe the value of digital media has been determined … Continue reading

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