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Week 13

This week’s readings focused on the revolts of Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt in 2011, which combine to make the “Arab Spring.” The readings look at how the revolts, though similar in nature, had distinct components that individualized them from one … Continue reading

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Week 10

In this week’s readings, we explore how more conventional and more exotic modes of Internet communication collide, and affect politics on the Internet. An overarching question that had presented itself through these readings is: How important is the Internet to … Continue reading

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Week 8- Howard Dean

This week’s readings focused on the campaign of Howard Dean, who was a democratic candidate for president in 2004. The¬†perennial¬†subject of Dean’s candidacy was his use of the Internet to form his campaign. He is widely recognized as the first … Continue reading

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Week 6 Readings

First off, I would like to comment that I found it quite interesting how this class has been about new social media technologies, yet we took a week of reading about old media and technologies. This class has caused me … Continue reading

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Jordan Altman: Week 4

I was very intrigued by chapter one of The Filter Bubble, written by Eli Pariser. He begins the chapter by explaining the 1990’s tech search for a perfect agent, or a computer programmed machine that could display extremely high levels … Continue reading

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Week 2- Turner Reading

In Turner’s essay about the counterculture’s relation to computing systems, I think he is attempting to explain the ideologies of the two worlds and how they really can make sense of each other. First off, the counterculture of the 1960’s … Continue reading

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