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Week Twelve

Social media has been credited to successfully sparking revolutions in the Middle East, North Africa and even the Occupy movement in the United States. However, there are skeptics of the role that social networking on the Internet has played in … Continue reading

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Week Ten

This week’s reading raise the topic of what Internet tools are effective as well as how public relations organizations utilize these tools to create effective Internet campaigns, specifically in the political arena. Nielsen discusses how so-called mundane Internet tools are … Continue reading

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Week Eight

Howard Dean’s presidential run in 2004 was unlike any other campaign due to its use of a nontraditional media, the Internet, to promote Dean and his message. However, there were unintended effects from online forums that began to draw away from … Continue reading

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Week Six

We all see them. The cookie cutter images of Presidential, Senatorial or Gubernatorial candidates standing behind podiums in freshly pressed suits, shaking hands and waving at at crowds. However, do these planned imaged and preconceived notions of what a proper candidate should look like … Continue reading

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Week Four

When coming into power, many authoritarian rulers may face what is called a dictator’s dilemma. This conflict is developed when rulers extract information from citizens through elections or electronic means and are then faced with the “dilemma” of whether or … Continue reading

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Week Two

The emergence of the Internet as a new technology was essential in changing social norms and interactions. In both Turner and Shirky’s pieces, they discuss the development and the use of the Internet in their respective societies and how they … Continue reading

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