Category Archives: Week 10

Nielson vs. Lutz

In Nielson’s “Mundane Internet Tools, Mobilizing Practices, and the Coproduction of Citizenship in Political Campaigns”, he seeks to explain which Internet practices are most useful to a campaign.  Neilson’s argument is that “when it comes to mobilization, mundane internet tools … Continue reading

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State Legislators and the Digital Divide

While most of us are very aware of the Internet use by our Presidential candidates, especially after the success of Obama’s social media campaign in 2008, the Internet use by lower-level elected officials sometimes goes unnoticed by the everyday citizen. … Continue reading

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Week 10

This week’s reading focuses on Internet tools that are utilized to create effective campaigns. However, different from what has been previously discussed, the articles from this week do not highlight “emerging tools”, such as social networking sites, as the most … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Numbers – Week 10

Today’s political candidates seem to be entirely set on winning the vote and the tactical ways in which to achieve that strategy. Politics is losing sight of the issues it stands for and instead worrying itself only with the visibility … 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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