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Week 14

The readings for this week were about the multiple political movements in several Arab countries from 2009 to present day. It talks about the organization of the movements, how social media played a role in organizing, and how each government … Continue reading

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Week 12

Early on in this course, we learned about Shirky’s utopist beliefs on what social networking media was becoming capable of. The mobilization of activist groups with efficiency and speed had Shirky believing in a new era of political movements and … Continue reading

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Week 9

This week’s reading talks further about what we’ve been talking about in class on the utilization of the Internet for political campaigns. Social networking and sharing sites such as Myspace, Facebook, and Youtube are used as examples in the readings … Continue reading

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Week 7

Throughout America’s history, as technology advanced, society changed their everyday communication habits adapting to these new innovations. Along with society, political candidates tries their best to keep up and go where the masses went, where they could appeal to as … Continue reading

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Week 5: Karpf/Glaisyer

This week’s readings talks about how much power digital communication tools have on society. More specifically Karpf and Glaisyer mainly focused on talking about political activism and collective action based on using digital tools. These communication mediums can be used … Continue reading

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Week 3

In Shirky’s, Here Comes Everybody, chapters 7, 8, and 9 and Reingold’s Chapter 2 titled, Technologies of Cooperation and Chapter 7 titled, The Power of the Mobile Many, it talks about collective action and “smart mobs”. The discuss examples and … Continue reading

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