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Monday, May 2. Wired Politics

Reading: Chapter 6 and Afterword in Jenkins.

Cass Sunstein, “The Daily We: Is the Internet a Wonderful Development for Democracy? “

A Few YouTube Campaign Videos:

Kids React to Trump

Jack Nicholson's Hillary Clinton Ad

Barak Obama Music Video by will.i.am of the Black Eyed' Peas

"I got a crush...on Obama" by Obama Girl

Wednesday, May 4. Wired Politics Continued. The Revolution Will Be Blogged/Tweeted and YouTubed; Government Regulation of the Internet: Copyright


Melissa Wall and Sahar El Zahed, “’I’ll Be Waiting for You Guys’: A YouTube Call to Action in the Egyptian Revolution.”

danah boyd, “The Power of Youth: How Invisible Children Orchestrated Kony 2012”

Ethan Zuckerman, “Unpacking Kony 2012”

Clay Shirky, “The Political Power of Social Media” 

Siva Vaidhyanathan, “Copyright and American Culture: Ideas, Expressions and Democracy” and “The Digital Moment: The End of Copyright” from Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity. (On Blackboard)  




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