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Week 14: Cody Patton

This week’s readings by Cohn and Abdo focus on how the Internet can be used for political change, and how governments are using social media to reach citizens. Cohn discusses how the government is looking for a more engaging strategy to … Continue reading

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Week 14 Ben Halperin

Cohn and Abdo provide a unique contrast in how governments utilize or control the Internet and social media. Cohn notes the government’s shift away from America.gov to a “‘more proactive’ Web engagement strategy” (Cohn). They describe that their new strategy … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Emily Thibodeau

Both Cohn and Abdo explore American international politics.  Cohn’s news article “State Department Shifts Resources to Social Media” discusses how the white house abandoned america.gov in favor of reaching out to the people via social media.  Projects such as the … Continue reading

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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 14

In Hindman’s chapter, he discusses how the invention of Mosaic changed the Internet as the world’s first graphical web browser.  Mosaic made the web a medium that anyone could navigate and transformed it from a place mainly for techies and … Continue reading

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Week 14

Intro / Claim: I assert when evaluating Cohn’s optimistic view and Gladwell’s pessimistic argument of the effects of the Internet and SNS’s role in information distribution and activism in light of Dean’s and Obama’s political campaign, there is indeed support … Continue reading

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Jamie Schwarz: Week 14

I’m going to go out on a limb with my argument this week because honestly I feel very confused by all of the material that we have had to read throughout this course. One author tells us that social networking … Continue reading

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