Category Archives: Week 8

Images Can Be Deceiving

Political campaigns have become a lot trickier today with new technologies like the Internet.  Like in the case of Howard Dean, a 2004 candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, there was an overwhelming sense that he was going to win … Continue reading

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How Do We Measure Success of Dean’s Campaign?

Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2004 was a completely novel and used open source campaigning to help promote awareness and fundraising. Unfortunately, this did not translate to votes in the primaries. Trippi explains how the campaigns use of blogs and … Continue reading

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Would online support vs. in reality smell as sweet?

In the 2004 Presidential Election, Howard Dean was an early standout with an enormous amount of supporters. According to many political scientists, his campaign was special because of its presence being predominantly online. His use of the Web to organize, … Continue reading

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Is the Internet a liberal playground?

Generally speaking, liberals are forward thinking and constantly seeking change. Conservatives tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to new technology. In my experience, liberal thinkers are often on the Apple line when the new iPhone … Continue reading

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Dean Campaign: Should candidates stick to traditional campaign styles?

In Here Comes Everybody, Shirky theorizes about how “[w]e now have communications that are flexible enough to match our social capabilities, and we are witnessing the rise of new ways of coordinating action that take advantage of that change”  (20).  … Continue reading

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Does Howard Dean Create the Democratic Strategy for Digital Campaigning?

Hindman highlights the contributions that Howard Dean’s digital campaign brought to political science views on primary campaigns in his article, The Real Lessons of Howard Dean. Earlier research by Glaiser indicated that strategical measurements hold more importance in political campaigning … Continue reading

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Dean’s Internet Strategy

In Hindman’s The Real Lessons of Howard Dean, the author looks to explore the ways in which former presidential candidate Howard Dean was able to create such a successful campaign in 2004. Hindman is quick to highlight the fact that … Continue reading

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The Success of the Dean Campaign

As evident in the Hindman article The Real Lessons of Howard Dean: Reflections on the First Digital Campaign, the rise of the Internet began to play an important role in political campaigns, and this importance is highlighted through the first … Continue reading

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A Look at Dean’s Online Campaign

In Exiting Deanspace, Clay Shirky offers various reasons for why Governor Dean’s campaign failed despite its extreme, but brief, success. Frist, he claims that the novelty and innovativeness of the campaign garnered a lot of press coverage which gave him … Continue reading

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Dean’s Tactically Ran Campaign

Howard Dean’s campaign for the Democratic nominee in the 2004 presidential campaign marks the start of studying how Internet can be used in political campaigns (Hindman p.127).  Dean’s campaign introduced this method of an interactive website by allowing user generated … Continue reading

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Week 8- Howard Dean

This week’s readings focused on the revelation of campaigning using Internet and social media tactics. Specifically, they explained the ways in which Howard Dean used the web to “organize, invigorate, and finance his campaign” (Hindman); however, the articles decipher that … Continue reading

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Week 8- Howard Dean

This week’s readings focused on the campaign of Howard Dean, who was a democratic candidate for president in 2004. The perennial subject of Dean’s candidacy was his use of the Internet to form his campaign. He is widely recognized as the first … Continue reading

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Week Eight

Howard Dean’s presidential run in 2004 was unlike any other campaign due to its use of a nontraditional media, the Internet, to promote Dean and his message. However, there were unintended effects from online forums that began to draw away from … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 8 – Trippi and Hindman

Allowing his campaign to be held in the hands of his supporters, Howard Dean took a risk that most political candidates would not dare to take. By allowing his campaign to be open source using the internet, Howard Dean was … 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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