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Week 15 The Finale

As I sit here writing my last blog, I am here to discuss about my perspective on the Internet’s future and hopes for the new media landscape my generation has immersed themselves predominantly ran by the Internet. Like Joe Trippi … Continue reading

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Week 14

Many scholars today have questioned the fate of social movements to occur in the future and their turnout. With the introduction of social media, it has been up for debate as to whether this communications outlet has revolutionized the way … Continue reading

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Week 13

There has been mixed criticism as to whether Twitter and other social networking sites such as Facebook served as a fundamental element into the success of the continuous revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa that culminated the Arab … Continue reading

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Is the Twitter Revolution merely hyped up by the press or real ?

Political scholars Evgeny Morozov and Malcolm Gladwell have thoroughly analyzed the use of Twitter in recent revolutions to see whether in fact this medium is as effective in provoking citizens to become more socially active or if it is a … Continue reading

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Critical Mass Theory…the real cause behind revolutions and such?

Over the years, scholars have analyzed and researched how particular revolutions become so successful. Although most revolutions differ in how they came to be and their resulting outcomes, there is one common factor that most share…. support by the critical mass. … Continue reading

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Does Hernson’s hypothesized digital divide create political inequality?

The Internet has become the medium of choice for electoral candidates as demonstrated in both Lutz’s article and Blue Stage’s online strategies for its various clients, including the Obama campaign. Lutz describes how unlike former candidates who used the Internet … Continue reading

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Week 9

Today’s topic of debate focuses on the question of how effective the Internet’s role has become in engaging young voters in political activities, specifically voting. Ever since politicians begun to utilize the Internet in their political campaign, this medium has … Continue reading

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