Tag Archives: Fall 2012

Facebook and Twitter and Youtube, Oh My!

        In the 2011 Arab revolts, Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya were turned upside down, their governments destroyed. Civilians fought for change and made a great deal of noise. While the occurrence of the Arab Spring is undeniable, … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Mubarak Regime

The Tufekci and Wilson article found that the Internet, cell phones, and social media contributed to lowering the costs of initiating and organizing collective action to bring down Mubarak’s authoritarian regime.  Through these forms of communication Egyptian protesters were able … Continue reading

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Dean’s Internet Campaign and Civic Engagement

The growth of the Internet was predestined to create a revolutionary change in the way we communicate. By looking at the brief success of Dean’s Internet campaign and the tools that were utilized in order to bring about that success … Continue reading

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How a Failed Attempt at Success Started a New Digital Movement

The Howard Dean Campaign during the 2004 Presidential Election was one of the first elections where a candidate utilized the internet to garner a diverse range of supporters. According to “Reflections on the First Digital Campaign,” by Matthew Hindman, a … Continue reading

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Collective Action and Social Networking Sites

Collective action can provide more results and better awareness of an issue than no action at all, but does the Social Networking Site where the collective action happens determine its success? By looking at the study done by Josh Pasek, Eian More … Continue reading

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Strategies to Cater Towards the Individual Within the Collective Group

The past decade has led to the expansion of digital media and even more specifically, the creation of multiple social media sites. With the advancement of this technology, simple communication has been transformed through the digital world. Individuals are now … Continue reading

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Social Activism on Social Networks

Karpf’s article discusses the challenges faced in the digital revolution in terms of measuring online campaigns/activism.  He outlines two categories of measurement 1. Tactical: the number of visits/followers/retweets/posts and 2. Strategic Metrics: measure success by clarifying how online tactics will … Continue reading

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