Tag Archives: politics

Politics In Transition: What happens to @POTUS now that there’s a new president?

Where do all the president’s tweets and facebook posts go?

The End

Throughout the class we’ve learned about social media’s seemingly limitless capabilities and reach. Social media has grown from a simple space where people play on their virtual farms to an inseparable part of our daily lives. This year alone, politicians are expected to spend upwards of $1 billion dollars online ads with social media sites […]

In Era of Controlled Political Message, Gerry Adams is a Breath of Fresh Air

“Cats can swim 2. Im in bath. With rubber duck. Yellow.  I 4give u 4 taking keys. Enjoy ur swim. Good luck 2 Loughgiel hurlers 2day.” It’s the sort of writing that straddles the fine line between brilliance and insanity, its meaning as contradictory and bizarre as the individual who wrote it. It’s the Infinite […]

#RhodesMustFall

Last spring semester, I had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. I was constantly surrounded by beautiful landscapes, met amazing individuals, and perhaps most importantly, got to experience life as a university student outside of America. One of the defining events was a massive student protest that occurred about […]

How much would you pay for the universe?

“Man in his quest for knowledge and progress is determined and cannot be deterred.” These words were spoken by John F. Kennedy in his famous “We choose to go to the moon” speech. His speech was meant to persuade the American people to support the national effort to land a man on the Moon and […]

Social Television: Starring You

Television has entered a new era due in large part to the interaction between television programs and social media. Thanks to Twitter, fans are able to have a real time ongoing dialogue as a show is being broadcast. Mobile technologies allow for these interactions to occur anytime, anywhere, regardless of television air times, resulting in […]

And the winner is…Analyzing the GOP debate through social media

Last Wednesday, 11 Republicans took the stage to duke it out for political supremacy and win the hearts of their fellow Americans. If you are like me, you conveniently missed the debate but would still like to know how the competitors stacked up. There are plenty of reporters and politicians who have their own opinion […]