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Week 13

Two of our reading this week seem to support the idea that while social media were a noted part of the Arab Spring, each country’s individual reasons for revolution were actually the impetus for the subsequent uprisings. In Lisa Anderson’s … Continue reading

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Week 10 Reading

While we have discussed the potential for social media to affect presidential elections, the reading this week addresses the ability for social media to have an effect on smaller elections and political issues. Moreover, it is clear from the reading … Continue reading

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Week 8 Reading

In Chapter 8 of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Trippi describes the successes of the Dean campaign. Trippi writes very positively about the grassroots feel of the online community created by the Dean, which mostly centered around the campaign’s … Continue reading

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Week 4 Readings

In this week’s reading, two authors present similar ideas about the potential today for people to become less active in politics as a consequence of greater media consumption. While this may seem antithetical, both authors argue that use of particular … Continue reading

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Week 2

The Turner reading describes the basic idea that counterculture influenced the early ideas of personal computing. Turner describes the counterculture movement as occurring simultaneously with the development of smaller, more user-friendly computers. One of the themes of the counterculture movement … Continue reading

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