Author Archives: Mike Brownstein

About Mike Brownstein

I'm a Political Science MA student, and taking Tech 621 at Purdue University

5 Suggestions for New Badges on Foursquare

Since TECH 621, I have become addicted to Foursquare and the apps surrounding it. I’ve been on it for roughly 9 months now, and I wouldn’t mind unlocking more badges. Not to mention, I also appreciate the snarky taglines that … Continue reading

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The Potential of SNS Use in Government 2.0: RAA #4

Article Wills, David and Stuart Reeves (2009). “Facebook as a Political Weapon: Information in Social Networks.” British Politics 4 (2): 265-281.  DOI: 10.1057/bp.2009.3 http://www.palgrave-journals.com/bp/journal/v4/n2/pdf/bp20093a.pdf (Also Available at Purdue) Purpose of the Research In today’s political environment in the US and UK, … Continue reading

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Tumblr Account of the Moment II: Garfield Minus Garfield

On this edition of the Tumblr Account of the Moment, we’ll take a look at a surreal concept of comics and memes. Jim Davis’ cartoon Garfield has been running for over 30 years. It’s a cartoon that some love, and … Continue reading

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Does Internet Use Affect Political Engagement? RAA #3

Article Boulianne, Shelley. 2009. “Does Internet Use Affect Engagement? A Meta-Analysis of Research.” Political Communication 26 (2): 193-211. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10584600902854363 Purpose of the Research In the previous Research Article Analysis, I looked at Schlozman, Verba, and Brady (2010) and their take … Continue reading

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The Webinar: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Internet

Last night for Tech 621 we had a webinar about the Dark Side of the Internet. We spoke about topics about social implications, international security, and minors among other topics. Everyone’s topic and talk was fantastic, and some of them … Continue reading

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Research Update 2

This week has been fairly slow on my research progress. I am still in the data analysis stage where I am going through all of the Tweets I have collected and extracting data. I’ve moved further along with the data … Continue reading

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