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Nothing but the Numbers – Week 10

Today’s political candidates seem to be entirely set on winning the vote and the tactical ways in which to achieve that strategy. Politics is losing sight of the issues it stands for and instead worrying itself only with the visibility … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 8 – Trippi and Hindman

Allowing his campaign to be held in the hands of his supporters, Howard Dean took a risk that most political candidates would not dare to take. By allowing his campaign to be open source using the internet, Howard Dean was … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 6 – Standage and Katz

In order to first receive mass media messages, we must first have a mass media. However, even though our technologies today have enabled mass communications with ease, our primary source of influence still comes from interpersonal communication. The process of … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 4 – Pariser and Morozov

The internet has been revered for its seemingly unlimited potential for the freedom of speech and information. This utopian vision may not be as exciting as it sounds as Pariser and Morozov explain difficulties with the new technology. Undoubtedly, the … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 2 – Turner and Shirky

As we examine the history of the world, it is easy to see how societies have always gravitated towards toward structure and hierarchy. Governments and institutions are normal facets of society that hold influence and power to shape outcomes. The … Continue reading

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