Author Archives: remysarhan

About remysarhan

University of Michigan '13 College of Literature, Science & the Arts Communications Concentration President, Chaldean American Student Association 248.798.5666 | rsarhan@umich.edu

Social Media Revolutions

            I have been an avid fan of social media for some time now.  I have used it for escapism, promote events, and create networks.  This small-scale usage of social media sites is nothing compared to … Continue reading

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Internet Politics

Social media has changed Internet politics forever.  It has given politicians a powerful marketing tool with low costs all while being an important and integral part of American life.  For week 10 readings, different authors measure the effectiveness of this … Continue reading

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Dean Candidacy & Internet Politics

The Internet truly played a role in Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign.  Matthew Hindman and Clay Shirky discuss the usage of websites, social media and Internet Politics to conclude that while Dean was at means for election, the Internet subsided … Continue reading

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Social Activism

Josh Pasek, Eian More, and Daniel Romer suggests that there has been emerging evidence that suggest Internet use has the potential to build social capital.  There has been emerging evidence that propose politically knowledgeable, interpersonally trusting and civically engaged individuals … Continue reading

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Week 3: Instant Gratification & The Shift

       In Chapter 2 and 7 of Smart Mobs, Rheingold questioned how the new medium of social networking changed the way people cooperate with one another.  In Chapter 2, Rheingold used smart mobs to refer to social media’s … Continue reading

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