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Week 14

 Both Cohn and Morozov’s pieces point out not only the shift in government’s usage of technology, but also how technology as a whole may not be the ultimate ‘fix’ societal problems. What defines ‘success’ or ‘legitimacy’ of a revolution? And … Continue reading

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Week 12

Throughout our course thus far, we’ve discussed as a class whether social media incur positive progress on societies or negative effects. This week’s readings focus on the critique of Twitter’s role during the Iranian election protests of 2009-2010, with both … Continue reading

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Week 9 Kreiss/Edelman

            The readings this week tie in well with the texts we’ve read earlier by Karpf, who emphasized the difference between tactical and strategic political success. I found Edelman and Kreiss’ pieces the most interesting for it solely focuses on … Continue reading

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Week 7- Bimber/Druckman

A quote that was cited by Bimber that summarized the theme of the readings was: “If democracy is about elections, elections are about communication, and so to understand how democracy works requires understanding how communication works and how it evolves … Continue reading

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Week 5- Karpf/Glaisyer

All readings this week by Pasek et al., Glaisyer, and Karpf highlighted to some extent the overestimation of empowerment we attribute to social communication tools. The texts by Karpf and Glaisyer build upon each other and offer different yet valuable … Continue reading

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Week 3

With the creation of new technology and the advent of its new uses, elements of society have begun to change, especially pertaining to the altering forms of communication and networking structure among the mass population. Both Rheingold and Shirky touch … Continue reading

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