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Social Media and News; Who Has Control?

In The Role of Digital Media, the story of political change with regards to the emergence of social media is told in terms of the globalization of news. While before digital technology it was difficult and costly to transmit important … Continue reading

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Social Media and Candidacy

In the increasingly digitally controlled environment we’ve become a part of, it is essentially impossible for a political candidate to succeed without an online presence. While 20 years ago this presence could be reduced to a simple website of information, … Continue reading

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The Democratic/Republican Race in terms of Facebook and Twitter

In the increasingly digitally controlled environment we’ve become a part of, it is essentially impossible for a political candidate to succeed without an online presence. While 20 years ago this presence could be reduced to a simple website of information, … Continue reading

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The Howard Dean Campaign Fallacy

While watching the news clip of Howard Dean speaking in Iowa, I got the impression that this candidate was well liked, very supported and a frontrunner in the race. And indeed, Howard Dean himself believed that for much of his … Continue reading

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The True Effects of Social Media of Civic Engagement

In “Measuring the Success of Digital Campaigns”, Dave Karpf discusses online presence, specifically with relation to Twitter, the latest social media platform. He begins by discussing the different aspects of Twitter (tweets, retweets, followers, etc.) and moves quickly into how … Continue reading

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Social Capital Through Social Networks

While reviewing last weeks posts, I found myself in considerable agreement with Lauren Coffman’s discussion regarding collective action on the Internet. She mentions how nowadays its extremely common and effective for groups of people to band together on the Internet … Continue reading

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