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Political Discourse in the Digital Age: Part II

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 7:35 AM

We’ve also seen social media be used for violent (and likely criminal) activity both within Iran and outside. For example, there’s a thread on Twitter which calls for people to participate in denial-of-service attacks on Iranian government websites. In many ways, DOS attacks stands somewhere between hooliganism and an act of war. Think about it. Individuals can launch coordinated […]

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Political Discourse in a Digital Age: Part I

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 7:40 AM

Typically, I write about social capital on the individual level (micro) or the community level (meso). However, today’s news focuses heavily on social capital on the macro level. Political discourse has changed through digital social media tools, and it’s not just happening in today’s democracies. Every government and nation must accept the fact that they […]

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