Author Archives: Travis Gonyou

Week 13

Kinsman’s structure of revolutions into two parts, revolt and rebuilding, is apt to describe the Arab Spring. He states, “Democracy can neither be exported nor imported…It needs to emerge from within, to be authentic and enduring” (Kinsman, 42). This goes … Continue reading

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Week 10

From this week, one of the most profound lines came from the Nielsen reading where a young campaign staffer says that “people don’t use the internet…they use specific tools for specific purposes with specific implications.” Some of these tools are … Continue reading

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Week 8

Dean’s campaign was one of the first to effectively utilize the internet as a tool for electoral organizing and with it generated a large base of support and financial resources. However, this does not directly spell out victory and the … Continue reading

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Week 6

Standage writes this week about the telegraph, a revolutionary technology that transformed the flow of information in its era. It linked two continents and was forecasted to create a world where everyone would be connected. The flow of information was … Continue reading

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Week 4

I took special notice of Pariser’s description of push versus pull content. The pull content of the internet allows for more discretion of the user to decide what to view, but he makes an interesting claim that with the trend … Continue reading

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Week 2

Rooted in the development of technology have been two opposing groups, at least in definition. They have been given many labels and have taken different forms, but they have definitive characteristics and motivations. Turner labels them mainly as hackers and … Continue reading

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