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Protests: Then & Now

Malcolm Gladwell’s article Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not be Tweeted was extremely thought provoking. He provided a unique, and easy to understand prospective on Social Media  (Twitter) and its role in the protests following the Iranian elections in … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | Tagged , | 2 Comments

A Different Look at Obama’s use of the Internet

When thinking of new media and the Obama campaign the first thing that comes to my mind is the efficient use of it by the campaign to directly reach out, communicate with and call on supporters. Daniel Kreiss’s article Acting … Continue reading

Posted in Fall 2012, Week 9 | 2 Comments

Political Advertising Today

Packaging the Presidency: A History and Criticism of Presidential Campaign Advertising summarizes the advances of political advertising during Presidential Elections in the United States. Presidential advertising, though in different mediums then we see today, dates back to 1828. Jackson’s supporters … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | Tagged , | 5 Comments

How is collective action really affected?

In Eli Pariser’s The Filter Bubble, different methods Amazon, Facebook and Google use to figure out what is personally relevant to consumers are discussed. All three of these gigantic websites use different methods to aggregate data they have, can purchase … Continue reading

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Receiving the Message

In Taking the Whole World Digital Turner discusses the evolution of the personal computer as a complement of different intentions. While computers were used as government and educational tools in their infancy, Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog address the use … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 3 Comments