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The Role of SNS in the Arab Spring

In the articles for this week, we witness two very different perspectives on the role of social media in the Arab Spring. We see two very different perspective in the readings as Lisa Anderson argues that the three uprisings that … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture

In recent years, new digital technologies have reshaped the way in which consumers and politicians/corporations interact with one another. This same trend has occurred each time society has changed the way it communicates. The rise of broadcast media caused politicians … Continue reading

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The Novelty of the Dean Campaign

The Dean campaign demonstrates the power of the web for organizing and gathering support within the realm of political campaigns. The analyses offer insight into many of the theories and perspectives we have discussed. Specifically, the Dean campaign reinforces that … Continue reading

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Online Activity and Civic Engagement Offline

Research regarding the role of SNS/Internet use within the political realm is primarily concerned with whether or not online activity can effectively promote offline activism. The researches we discussed this week made a number of contributions to this effort. However, … Continue reading

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Media Evolution

The creation of the Internet seems to be evolutionary from the pre-existing media and society as opposed to a revolutionary creation. This idea is similar to the argument made by Barlow which suggests cyberspace is like nature and it grows … Continue reading

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