Author Archives: klyapp

Try to silence us, we’ll only yell louder

In Social Media and the Decision to Participate in Political Protest, Tufecki and Wilson observe the uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. They explore the role social media and the Internet had in organizing and facilitating the protests that occurred in … Continue reading

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Political Social Media: Should It Be “All the Rage”?

Internet use and the art of harnessing new media tools in political campaigns has been a topic of interest by politicians and campaign managers ever since Howard Dean’s campaign in 2004. As technological progress has been made and the investment … Continue reading

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The Dean Campaign: Losing Has Never Looked So Good

In The Real Lessons of Howard Dean: Reflections on the First Digital Campaign, Matthew Hindman reconciles Dean’s digital experience with standard political views on primary campaigns. He points out two significant themes that emerge in the analysis of the first … Continue reading

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The Twitter Fake Out

Twitter is the most recent social networking platform to take over online and mobile services. It has become a main news resource as well as a social networking and marketing tool that is utilized on an international level. Twitter has … Continue reading

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