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How have blogs, bloggers or blogging factored into US politics?
Political blogging has allowed politics to extend into social media, shaping voter behavior and political leadership.
Public blogs have been used to discuss community, state, and federal politics to include candidates, policies, and voting. Because it is public, posts can be public opinions unrelated to a particular party, or officially affiliated in order to present information to persuade voters.
Blogging allows readers or followers of the blog to interact with the blogger, allowing feedback that can be beneficial for making political changes.
Examples: Newsbusters.org; Americablog.com
Here is a front page screen shot of my blogging website. I use it for my discussions about the Wire, which is incorporated into my digital storytelling course. I post my reflections on the episodes and complete creative assignments that I post as well.
Team 4 has agreed to complete the blogging module for our next project.
"Fascination with old technologies always risks the danger of lending a blind eye to current technology..."
"Hence, it is more about how stories are recorded, in what kind of physical
media, what kind of processes and durations—and as such, its focus is on
the archaeology of the apparatus that conveys the past as fact not just as a
story." This quote helps me understand the meaning of digital archaeology.
"Black-boxed media technologies in which one cannot open devices
without breaking them completely" This explains the type of media storage devices we use today.
The E.T. Atari fiasco is a great article to read about. It's amazing how a company like Atari could make a decision like dumping a huge inventory of a failed video game and burying it in a landfill. It blows my mind that dumping the game was the best decision they could come up with. How about giving them away? Maybe when it comes to dollars and cents, that's what may have made sense, but it's still crazy to think about. I do have to say though, if the actual game was terrible, at least they did a great job on the cover art. The ironic thing is now that the games are excavated, they are probably going to sell on ebay for a substantial amount of money. Bad business and marketing can be blamed for the failure of Atari, which puts into perspective how great the timing of Nintendo was a few years later.