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Can one tweet make a difference?

Can one tweet make a difference? This weeks readings examined the innerworkings of how tweets and other “new media” sites are contributing to protests, uprisings and even further influencing political changes. These protests utilizing social media platforms are quite different … Continue reading

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Is social media just a tool, or an essential part of future campaigns?

Social media has had a huge effect on political campaigning, as we have discussed over the course of this class.  The readings for this week focused mainly on the impact that the emergence of social media into the mass population … Continue reading

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Dean’s 2004 Campaign

This weeks readings centered on Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign and his innovative use of the Internet. Both the Shirky and Hindman articles make it a point to mention that Dean’s campaign isn’t a subject of interest because he failed, but … Continue reading

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Week 5 post

This weeks readings, Karpf and Pasek et. Al gave two interesting views about how much of a difference one can actually make on social issues with the correct use of social media strategies; specifically twitter, myspace, and  facebook. Though I … Continue reading

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