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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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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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Devo Explains Attention Grabbing in the Internet Age

This week we’ve been reading about intelligence and attention. We are talking about concepts like: is Google making us dumber, and forms of multitasking. As I’ve been reflecting on what I had read, I had a connected yet really distracted … Continue reading

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Research Update: Data Collection

For my Tech 621 final project, I am researching Congressional Tweeting habits. My progress has been slower than I would like, but I think I’m finally getting through much of the data collection. I’m content analyzing the Tweets of 4 … Continue reading

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5 Reflections on Enterprise 2.0

This week’s topic for TECH 621 is about Enterprise 2.0. Here’s some things that I’m thinking about with the readings: 1. Web 2.0 adoption has been rapid by the business community. Earlier this week, there was a report that business … Continue reading

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