Author Archives: jesslinton

Social Media and Arab Spring

The Arab Spring seems to be the perfect example of how social media gave rise to the individual as journalist by providing the people with a mode of communication that the regime could not control.  On many levels, this is … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | Leave a comment

Is Mundane Really Mobilizing?

The series of articles and studies presented here provides insight into the question ‘just how effective are online campaign tools?’  We’re all well aware that since the beginning of the 21st century, the Internet has been used in campaigns to … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | Leave a comment

Dean Campaign – What Went Wrong

Trippi, in Chapter 8 of his book The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet and the Overthrow of Everything, deemed the Dean campaign “The Great American Conversation” because of the dynamic online discussion about the direction of our country it … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 4 Comments

Politically Active: Online Only?

In Karpf’s article Measuring Success of Digital Campaigns, we’re introduced to the notion of separating internet involvement into two categories: tactic and strategic.  In addition, in order to effectively rally anyone to truly interact in an online setting, not only do … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 3 Comments

Publish-then-filter: how do we filter?

Are we better or worse off in a world where groups can easily form without social approval?  Shirky raises this question in Chapter 8 of Here Comes Everybody, and how he addresses the question interested, but also slightly confused me.  … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012 | 3 Comments