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Week 13

We have read several articles arguing that Twitter and other social media mediums are to credit for these revolutions while some articles have taken the opposing side. Given evidence for both sides of the argument, what do you think Twitter … Continue reading

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Week 12

The readings this week focused on social media misconceptions specifically in the case of the Iranian Revolution and the use of Twitter. Unlike the previous readings in the past couple of weeks that showed how the use of social media … Continue reading

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Week 11

The readings this week focused on how people are recruited to participate in a particular social movement and specifically while the Iranian government was not vulnerable, it was the people seeing these oppositions as a success that encouraged them to … Continue reading

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Week 10

The readings from this week reinforce the idea and act of politicians using social media to attract voters and get supporters involved and for them to become aware. Jennifer Steinhauer’s piece “Republicans Embrace Twitter Hard for ‘12” discusses how the … Continue reading

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Week 9

The readings this week talked about how new technologies make it easier to reach the public in political campaigns. This user-driven political campaign tactic becomes successful when the users are involved and interested. Vassia Gueorguieva talks about YouTube and Myspace … Continue reading

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Week 8

The articles this week both discuss Howard Dean’s campaign and how he came out of nowhere to be the 2004 Democratic frontrunner but ended up losing to Senator Kerry. Hindman and Shirky both wrote articles that focus more on the … Continue reading

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Week 7

Both of the articles this week discuss how politicians have adapted to changing technologies to better benefit their campaigns and the public’s knowledge. The Jamiseon article discussed the role of advertisements in campaigns and how candidates have taken to each … Continue reading

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Week 6

Both Glaisyer and Standage discussed how people could be active contributors to the news. The telegraph and the Internet have allowed the general public to be participants. With the invention of the telegraph, the public was able to become these … Continue reading

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Week 5

Both Karpf and Pasek focused on how users can use the internet and the effects that it can have on them and their actions. While I believe the Internet medium has an effect on people, the degree that effect has … Continue reading

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Week 4

Do you ever wonder if the advertisements on the sides of the internet pages you are browsing have any relevance to you? Both Pariser and Morozov discuss online filtering and censorship in their respective works. Both of their discussions also … Continue reading

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Week 3

Anyone can tell you from past experience how difficult it is to get mass groups of people to act in the same way or how you want them to. The emergence of the Internet and mobile communication has facilitated communication … Continue reading

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Week 2

People don’t realize that there is a lot of technology behind the seemingly simple Internet system that we have come to use on a daily basis. Scholz’s “Infrastructure: Its Transformation and Effect on Digital Activism” discusses the evolution of the … Continue reading

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