Author Archives: nopatric

About nopatric

Student at University of Michigan studying communications and environmental science (with a specialization in sustainable technology)

Patrick Nolan Week 14

At first, this week’s readings don’t seem to be well connected or centered around one particular theme. That being said, the ideas presented can all come together to represent viewpoints in the same conversation.  A main question that arises from … Continue reading

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Patrick Nolan Week 13

Some argue that Twitter was a fundamental tool used in the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Lybia while others argue that Twitter really didn’t play an important role.  Do you think the revolutions would have played out in the same … Continue reading

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Patrick Nolan Week 12

Based on this week’s readings from Gladwell and Morozov I have changed my general attitudes towards the effectiveness of Twitter.  I now conclude that Twitter is overrated by most (especially the media) in its ability to facilitate social and political … Continue reading

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Patrick Nolan week 11

This week’s readings were a very interesting look into many dynamics of social organization for political purposes.  One article essentially looked at what factors matter when it comes to a person deciding whether to join a movement or not while … Continue reading

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Patrick Nolan week 10

This weeks’ articles covered a pretty diverse range of topics but I see one theme that shines through in all of them.  Nielson reminded me that it is not really appropriate to simply talk about people using the internet, but … Continue reading

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Patrick Nolan week 8

When I sat down to do the readings for this week I had never even heard of Howard Dean. Now I see why.  Most of the articles for this week took a look at where Dean failed and why his … Continue reading

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Patrick Nolan week 7

Throughout the last couple hundred of years, politicians campaigning in the American democracy have sought ways to deliver a persuasive message to potential voters.  Many technologies (i.e. telegraph, radio, television) have come in and revolutionized the penetration of politician’s messages, … Continue reading

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