Social Plugins…What do they do for you?

Chapter 5 references the use of social media incorporation into existing sites and promotions to drive traffic and monitor consumer demand. Trip Advisor is mentioned as one of the major pioneers in this field, but remember…the book is over 5 years old. More and more major sites (Yahoo for instance) are incorporating social media logins, […]

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Illustrations…Round 2.

It’s round 2 for Illustrations. Your self portraits turned out pretty well for your first attempts (for the most part). It’s now time to take these to the next level. You have several options for this project including redoing your original self portrait. You may also create a new illustration not based on your portrait. This […]

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Social Network Product Reviews…Will It Happen?

In the beginning of Chapter 5, Qualman is making reference and claims to a social network product review system and how that systems will replace conventional product purchase decisions. He then goes on to sat that there are two major hurdles in how quickly or effectively this new system will replace the old (refer to […]

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Online Voting…Look No Further Than Healthcare.gov?

After our lengthy discussion on the reliability and security of an online voting system, we may be experiencing a preview of the hiccups and issues the country could face implementing such a system. Look no further than our government’s implementation of National Healthcare and the national exchange website, Healthcare.gov. Suffering from severe downtime, people being […]

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Voter Turnout…What’s Happening?

  In Chapter 4, Qualman cites a statistic claiming that close to 65 percent of the American population voted in the 2008 election. While that has some impact on the argument being made for the power of social media, a better figure to use when comparing historical numbers is the VAP, or voting age population. […]

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NFC vs. Voting Security…Which Do You Prefer?

After watching yesterdays video on internet voting security, many of you made it quite clear that you don’t trust the idea. Lack of security and on such a large stage with the state of our republic in the balance, it makes sense to show some hesitation. To say I’m surprised at the responses coming from […]

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Online Voting. Is it the future?

Pg.85-87 in the text talks about online voting and where he believes it is heading. Obviously he tends to overstate the major advantages, and often overlooks or only gives brief mention to the looming disadvantages. What are your thoughts on online voting? Do you think it should be implemented? Why or why not? Do you […]

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Marino vs. Booker…Differences?

Hopefully after watching the video on Corey Booker, and based on your (hopeful) response from Representative Marino, you should be able to note some differences, and maybe some similarities. Post a summary of your comparison between these two social media users.    

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Twitter’s Favorite Mayor.

As we have recently discussed the power of social media in politics citing Obama’s recent successes in the political front, there’s another, lesser known, candidate out there gaining political success in a similar fashion. You may or may not have heard of him, but his constituents have. Read the article below obtained from Mashable about his […]

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Fireside Chats…Then and Now.

In Chapter 4, Qualman mentions Obama bringing the “Fireside Chat” to the social media realm. After watching the examples of these chats in the classroom, what do you think of this concept? Granted, it’s clear the administration is targeting a specific audience when publishing content this way, but is this audience listening? What do you […]

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