Author Archives: Nicole Taylor

Week 14

In this weeks readings, Cohn and Hindman talk about the effects of internet on politics. As the internet continues to develop the role that it plays in politics continues to change, and governments and politicians must continually adapt as it … Continue reading

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Week 13

This weeks readings focused on the use of Twitter in the Arab Spring, do you think that Twitter was actually that powerful when it came to these revolutions? How was the Arab Spring able to overcome the weak ties that … Continue reading

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Slacktivists

Some argue that social media has played an increasingly important role in politics and revolutions. While I believe that it has changed the way politics works, I agree with Morozov and Gladwell who contend that Twitter does not get people … Continue reading

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Week 11- Nicole Taylor

The readings for this week both focused on a time before the internet and social media websites such as Facebook or Twitter were popular or even existed. The authors discuss the spread of revolutions and the spread of networks, examining … Continue reading

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Earned Media vs. Paid Media

Campaigns are governed by two very important features, earned media and paid media. Earned media is the media that a candidate earns while in campaigns such as news stories and interviews, while paid media is the media that a candidate … Continue reading

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Shirky and Trippi

Shirky and Trippi both discuss opposing viewpoints on the success of blogs in the Howard Dean campaign. Trippi was optimistic on the use of blogs, claiming that it was one of the most useful tools of the campaign, while Shirky … Continue reading

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Druckman et. al and Bimber and Davis

Druckman et. al and Bimber and Davis each discuss the importance that the internet has played in campaigns. The internet has revolutionized the world of politics making it easier for candidates to reach out to their potential constituents, however candidates … Continue reading

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