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Week 14 Response- Sam Moon

This week’s readings focus on the use of new media in politics. The article “State Department shifts digital resources to social media” by Alicia Cohn says that the State Department has shifted away from traditional web sites such as America.gov … Continue reading

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Week 13 Question

“Strong ties convinced friends and family to join the demonstration; the more abundant and diverse weak ties bridged communities and spread the news widely even in the face of government manipulation of mass media and shutdown of the internet and … Continue reading

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Week 11 Response- Sam Moon

This weeks readings dealt with how social movements assemble and where they draw their power from. The Kurzman article is about how structural opportunities and political activists’ perceived opportunities don’t match up. The Iranian protesters thought their political opportunity increased … Continue reading

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Week 10 Response- Sam Moon

This weeks readings further┬ástrengthen┬ápreviously read arguments for the idea that technology is only a tool for humans to use to do their bidding. The New York Times article by Jennifer Steinhauer explains how the Republicans have organized around the idea … Continue reading

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Week 9 Response- Sam Moon

The Geuorguieva “Voters, MySpace, and Youtube” reading along with the Slotnick “Friend the President” readings focuses on the benefits and dangers of social media in election campaigns. Both recognize that the Internet has evolved to the point where having a … Continue reading

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Week 8 Weekly Response- Sam Moon

After reading both the Shirky and Trippi pieces, I can’t help but relate the Howard Dean campaign in 2004 to the Obama campaign in 2008. The main argument I would make about both pieces is that Howard Dean’s campaign strategy … Continue reading

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Week 6 Response- Sam Moon

“Wiring The World, Steam Powered Messages & War and Peace in the Global Village” In this suprisingly interesting reading, Standage explains how the world first connected its two halves in the 19th Century. The book, appropriately titled “The Victorian Internet”, … Continue reading

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