Category Archives: Politics

Twitter vs. Trump

Every 2.8 days, Trump visits a Trump-owned property. Every 5.6 days, he plays golf. — ALT🛂 Immigration (@ALT_uscis) April 10, 2017 The tweet shown above comes from the Twitter account named “ALT Immigration” which has dedicated it’s time to criticizing the … Continue reading

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Slacktivism, or virtual activism?

Saturday Night Live hit the nail of Slacktivism right on the head. This past Saturday, comedian Louis C.K. hosted the long-running comedy sketch show. Among the several typical deprecating, satirical sketches was a faux-music video in vague Reggae style praising the socially conscious, … Continue reading

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Facebook does civic engagement damage control with Town Hall

It’s an invite anyone who has ever worked in a large organization cringes when they see: the company-wide Town Hall. Leadership will hold a webcast, all will gather, and polished speeches about quarterly results and skirting any mention of layoffs with coded … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech?

  The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, … Continue reading

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Why 8.8 billion opinions nearly made me delete 11 years of Facebook

I joined Facebook eleven years ago when the site mandated a college email address to sign up. Logging in was yet another badge of honor for those high school seniors who had gotten into their “number one choices.” I did … Continue reading

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Yik Yak Users are Feeling the Bern

A few weeks ago, I talked about Yik Yak in relation to cyberbullying in schools. More recently, I read an article about how the app is now being used to gain insight into the approval ratings of political candidates, specifically … Continue reading

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Things That Go Viral

  Trump, Apple, and Bernie are viral. As our readings for this week point out, they all resonate with plenty of ethos, pathos, and logos. Trump and Apple have associated reputations that precede them and Bernie is the presidential candidate … Continue reading

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