Author Archives: jnzucker

Technology isn’t always the Answer

As the semester has come to a close, we have read several pieces by Morozov, arguing against usage of the Internet in many ways. For example, he has repeatedly claimed that the Internet promotes a lazy generation of slacktivists and … Continue reading

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Has social media replaced high-risk activism?

Throughout reading Malcom Gladwell’s piece on, “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted,” Morozov’s “Slacktivisim” once again echoed throughout my head. Gladwell opens with a narrative on the 1960 year-long Greensboro sit-in that inspired so many young college … Continue reading

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Obama’s Game Changer

In Allison Slotnick’s “Friend the Present”, she connects politics and social media to each other, claiming that they are essentially the same. She continues, “It seems so simple once it is boiled down: both politics and Facebook are essentially dependent … Continue reading

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The “Miracle” of Communicating: Now and Then

After several years of difficulties and rebuilding, the Atlantic Telegraph was built to bring the world together. Engineers and Inventors worked tirelessly to modernize the simple ways of the Postal Service and offer a new technology that would allow for … Continue reading

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Slacktivism: Is it the Easy Way Out?

        We live in a society that relies heavily on the Internet, as the virtual reality that it has created has essentially become an extension of our own life and experiences.  As heavy users of the Internet … Continue reading

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