Category «Politics»

6 Ways The Internet Is Transforming Politics

1. Ease of involvement. View this image › It’s easier to access information, and it’s easier also to lightly engage with it, even if you’re not much of a political activist. Even if you’re just hanging out on your Facebook newsfeed, you’ll see political information pass by. Ease of use is one reason why we’re …

The Secret Economy Of Pollsters

View this image › Scott Rasmussen, of Rasmussen Reports, says he promotes his polls across five different platforms every week. Via foxnewsinsider.com The steady stream of polls from private firms, media organizations, and universities has become a central — and at times controversial — thread of the presidential campaign. And voters might be excused for …

Anonymous Is Hacking Government Sites In China Now

Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2012/04/06/ChinaHackedCNN-624×350.flv. The attack was initially reported via Twitter by @AnonymousChina: View this image › Here’s the official statement from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “First of all, China’s Internet is open to all, users enjoy total freedom online. China has gained 500 million netizens and 300 million bloggers in a very short …

Meet The Soldier Behind The “I Am Not A Slut” Campaign

View this image › The most effective online warrior in the recent battles over contraception has been a 35-year-old Army officer in Fort Hood, Texas, whose tweets on March 2 helped galvanize women’s outrage over the notion that using birth control would make someone a “slut.” Jessica Scott, a career soldier and company commander based …

Top 10 Countries That Censor The Internet

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has registered that in several countries in Asia and the Middle East, information is submitted to censorship by their governments. In some cases, the dictatorships or totalitarian regimes restrict the access to this media and impose prison penalties for uploading any “misleading” information to personal webpages. Here is a …

10 Ways the Internet Changed the 2008 Election

Can a regular person alter human history with the click of a button? Overnight, or even sooner, one statement, video, audio clip, picture or document can dramatically shift the national dialogue. In the past, main stream media led the way. A picture of Dukakis looking puny in a tank marked his campaign’s derailment in 1988. …
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