Author Archives: Josh Pasek

An example check-plus post

The early history of computers and the Internet seemed almost predestined to shake up the political landscape.  In comparing Turner’s assessment of hacker culture to what Shirky identifies as the core capabilities offered by new media, we can see a … Continue reading

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An example check-plus post

The early history of computers and the Internet seemed almost predestined to shake up the political landscape.  In comparing Turner’s assessment of hacker culture to what Shirky identifies as the core capabilities offered by new media, we can see a … Continue reading

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Social Media Issues in the News

Can the government track your movements without a warrant?  In the past, surveillance was considered OK.  But some claim that things are different when you can be digitally followed.  The fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents unreasonable searches, which … Continue reading

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Social Media and Politics

Is social media changing the political landscape?  Some have argued that online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter radically alter the costs of political action, making it easy for individuals to stay informed and to act.  Others contend that … Continue reading

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