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Is Social Media Helpful??

Recently, during class discussion, many people have held the belief that social media, such as YouTube and Twitter, is not an effective tool for social movements and revolutions. They have argued that these tools really do not make a difference … Continue reading

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Internet Use in Campaigns: Presidential Campaigns v. Legislative Campaigns

After reading Hernson, Stokes-Brown, and Hindman’s article “Campaign Politics and The Digital Divide: Constituency, Characteristics, Strategic Considerations, and Candidates Internet Use in State Legislative Elections,” I couldn’t help but contrast the importance of Internet use to the results of the … Continue reading

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Week 5 Blog Post

Although Pasek, More, & Romer and Karpf take two different approaches of discussing social media, I believe that both of them make points, which allow them to agree on the idea that the amount of political impact or social capital … Continue reading

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In this weeks readings, Rheingold discusses “smart mobs.” Smart mobs essentially allow a large amount of people to become unified efficiently and effectively. Through rapidly growing social networking websites, people are able to form social communities. I believe these newly … Continue reading

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