Here are your discussion questions for the week:
- Abigail Riedinger
Question 1: How much do you see the blogosphere affecting the traditional “Right Wing/Left Wing” media? Will writing become more or less truthful? More or less contrived?
Question 2: Now that we’ve seen the beginning of how blogging can affect a political campaign, what kind of innovations do you think you might see in the next election?
- Alana Garcia
Question 1: What are the pros and cons to “everyone is becoming a journalist” and using their mobile devices to record their own news?
Question 2: How do you feel that that politics are using social (youtube,facebook, etc.)as a tool to sway the viewers votes? What if they start using twitter would you follow them?
- Alayna Lim
- Alisa Hash
1- Now with media like weblogs that allow readable and writeable applications, how do you think media can improve from this point on?
2 – In what ways do you think Web press can be beneficial & negative to a presidential election?
- Andrew Hart (see for how to credit an image)
* To what extent has the Internet increased consumer knowledge and activism? At what costs?
* What is the potential for incorporating a set of standards for political and news journalism in the online environment?
- Ashley Jameson
1. What technology do you think campaigns will try to utilize in the 2012 election and why will they choose that technology?
2. What is the one thing you wish companies would change about the way they communicate with the public and how would this portray their company better if they made this change?
- Bryan Weiser
* What role will the internet play in the 2010 midterm elections as well as in the 2012 Presidential election?
* What kinds of advertising do you think still have an affect on consumption, and to what extent?
- David Baydek (“report/summary” not “reflection”)
1. What strategies, in relation to technology, could have helped John McCain or Dino Rossi in the 2008 elections?
2. In the age of Tivo and Hulu, how can companies advertise without consumers fast forwarding or tuning out their message?
- Ivan Vukovic
1. Considering there has been a cycle in American history of news going from small scattered sources (19th century) to major corporate sources (20th century) to once again smaller and more diverse sources (21st), what, if anything, could cause the eventual demise of blog-style reporting?
2. In what further ways can news be revolutionized to form a brand of “new new media?”
- Jay Timpani
*What impact did the internet but more specifically blogs play in who you voted for in the 2008 elections?
* How do you feel about political blogs in general?
* In the future what role do you see blogs playing throughout the election process, if any at all?
- Kaarin Olsen
* With the addition of PSP how do you believe the content of our internet will change throughout the next few years?
* The Neiman Reports article discussed how most 2008 presidential election voters didn’t base their candidate choice off of what they read on the internet. How will internet campaigning change in the 2012 presidential election so that more voters will use internet campaigning as their main information source?
- Kathleen Vogel
1) How has the internet changed the way that grassroots organizations have supported as well as opposed particular political candidates?
2) What are some examples of products that have not lived up to their advertisement for you? How has the internet changed the way you evaluate these products?
- Keala Richardson
- Kyle Simon
Question 1: What are the laws saying one person cannot imitate another person on a MySpace page or other social networking site? (Recall the man making a Barack Obama MySpace and having it shut down.)
Question 2: How could our class create a blog space so powerful to be seen on national news as the video of Hilary Clinton was?
Question 3: What can be said about the drawbacks of RSS? It seems to be such a convenience, but what are the disadvantages?
- Lauren Shildmyer (image, credited)
* In what ways did the use of the internet, blogging specifically, impact the 2008 presidential election?
* How could internet radio (with music) become fair to both the consumers and entertainment industry in the future? (if even possible)
- Liz Lantz (image, remember copyright)
> Doc Searls and David Weinberger, authors of chapter 4 of the Cluetrain Manifesto, take the reader from the town center marketplace structure, through the evolutions of industrialization and interchangeability, to the growing trend towards the conversational market (”marcom”) with the buyers in control. In the next ten years, how close do you think we will come to their prediction of a Web with a market and not “marketing?”
> John McQuaid’s article in the Niemen Reports points to the increasing presence of liberal minds utilizing Internet tools, but that their blogs had little impact on voting behavior. If so, what do you think Netroots and other sources do for the political world? Why do liberals dominate this medium?
> Dan Gillmor’s We The Media, chapter 2, discusses Bitorrents as the “open source” answer to controlling MP3s on the Web; considering the copyright interests of the music industry and the past prosecution of Napster and Kazaa users, how do you think this will play out in the long run and why will (or why won’t) it last?
- Lizeth Duran-Camacho
* Why do people become skeptical of new technologies such as SMS, Wikis, and blogging? What can be done to change this?
* How can people change the way they are treated by companies that are like the ones described in “The Cluetrain Manifesto”?
- Melissa Ferrer (personal experience, current campaign)
* How do user responses on blog or articles about candidates affect your vote?
* What resources do you use to keep up with information about candidates for a specific race and why?
- Michelle Dryjanski
* [I]n what ways will the internet serve as a medium for future campaigns?
* How will they affect the way voters form opinions about candidates since we are only increasing our use of blogs posts?
- Natalie Vache
* How do you think technology will change the way elections and campaigns go in the near future?
* Why do you think it is that consumers no longer care for the star-studded ad campaigns as opposed to an ad with a complete stranger in it?
- Rachelle Marbett
In the 2012 how will the read-write web effect the Presidential election?
How do you see markets changing if they follow the cluetrain manifesto?
- Tara Slosberg
- Yana Krikov
1. What are some of the programs and technologies that have emerged since 2004 that the chapter doesn’t take into account in terms of the many-to-many and few-to-few communications?
2. Other than mail lists, Wikis, SMS, and blogs, what other tools can journalists use for their advantage?