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Week 13

This weeks reading focused on the Arab Spring revolutions and protests in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. In her article “Demystifying the Arab Spring” Lisa Anderson discusses the contextual differences between each of the revolutions. While all of these changes occurred … Continue reading

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Week 10

In this weeks reading, the authors focused on how email and social networking are being used to foster political support online. Email and social networking share similar goals of gaining supporters and encouraging campaign donations however each medium accomplishes this … Continue reading

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Week 8

In the chapter of his book entitled The Open Source Campaign, Trippi discusses the 2004 Howard Dean campaign and cites it as a major landmark in the use of the Internet in campaigning. Trippi describes the strong online presence of … Continue reading

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Week 6

In this week’s reading, Standage recounts the historical development of the Telegraph and the impact it had on economy and culture. Standage describes the long process for connecting North America to Europe and the impact that this connection had on … Continue reading

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Week 4

In his book The Filter Bubble Eli Pariser discusses how the filter bubble of the Internet, personalization, and use of algorithms has affected the information consumers receive and could have an effect on the political system and society in general. … Continue reading

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Week 2

In chapter four of his book Counterculture to Cyberculture, Turner describes the countercultural ideals and figures at the center of the computer revolution in America. The creators of the personal computer and the networks that would connect them built the … Continue reading

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