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Let’s Talk About Howard Dean

(Yep, that’s me on the left. With a lot more hair and beardless.) “The Scream Heard ‘Round The World.” In 2004 during the Democratic Presidential Primaries, Gov. Howard Dean notified campaign supporters after a defeat in Iowa that he would … Continue reading

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The Internet is probably making us antisocial

I found the above video particularly interesting and applicable when discussing technology, the internet and social media in conjunction with the use’s effect on socialization and interaction. Though smartphones are a relatively new way to harness communication tools, the medium … Continue reading

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On Digital Campaigning

Slacktivism has been discussed repeatedly in class the past few weeks. One point Prof Pasek brought forth was the idea of a “threshold” which people have to meet in order to take action against a specific policy that they believe is wrong. It … Continue reading

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Are There Problems with Free Collective Action?

“Your corn is ripe today, mine will be so tomorrow. ‘Tis profitable for us both, that I shou’d labour with you to-day and that you should aid me tomorrow.” (David Hume/Reingold 29) In the increasingly interconnected and global Internet age, … Continue reading

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