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Digital Campaigning and the Rise of Populism in the 2016 Primary


Populism is amongst the most significant factors of the 2016 election cycle. Even Carly Fiorina credited competitor Donald Trump’s frontrunner status to his vehement anti-establishment rhetoric. Office seekers tout their populist credential; pundits often weigh the credentials of a candidate against it. But what does “populism” really mean, and how is it being utilized in voter outreach? The simple answer ...

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How Bush and Obama use social media shows much about them

George Bush and veterans on July 4th

Barack Obama has far more likes of his Facebook account than does former President George W. Bush, but digging deeper shows that Bush’s fans get a little more for their like. First, we see a difference in how each figure uses Facebook to honor the July 4th holiday. Obama – It’s All About Us Happy Fourth. Posted by Barack Obama ...

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The libertarian Chick Speaks – Why Not?

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I’ve been taking a break from social media for the last few days. I won’t lie and say that I didn’t expect it to be difficult. I did. I live and breathe social media, especially my political circles. Funny thing, though… it HASN’T been difficult. It took me until this morning to figure out why I haven’t really missed being ...

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Posting Pics of Passed out Pals, the New Craze?

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With the advent of social media came the opportunity to share embarrassing pictures with friends on a large scale. These snapshots might be seen as funny at age 15 or even 21 but what about at 25 or even 35? Especially when looking for a job, these ‘tagged’ internet images, might well cause an employer to choose a less controversial ...

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Key Words to Attract Big Brother


When I was sick with the Swine Flu (a resistant air borne mutation), while near the Yuma border, I heard the crash of an airplane. I thought the suspicious toxic chemical cloud was the work of  Mexican cartel gangs. But instead of an attack and evacuation it was national preparedness, disaster planning by Homeland Security and SWAT. The contamination and ...

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Facebook, The New Timeline, and How It Affects Your Newsfeed

Things are forever changing in the Social Media world. Twitter has had recent updates and changes, Google recently announced the G+1, Facebook now has the Timeline, and Lego has announced they are jumping in the Social Media arena. To go along with Facebook’s new Timeline format, they have introduced 60+ new apps to enhance your online socializing experience and some new friends for the “like” button as well. ...

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Online Social Media Tea Party?

There is a reason I had titled this rant like I did. Back in July during the debt ceiling debacle Hugh Hewitt, a talk radio host as well as a columnist for, mentioned that a “Twitter Tea Party” is needed. I had tweeted a couple of things during that Tea Party, and think that another one is needed right ...

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The Fight Against Cyber Jihad

The fight against Islamist Muslim extremism goes far beyond the battlefield of soldiers on the ground. It is more than U.S. law enforcement agencies stopping terror attacks on our home soil, the real battle “for hearts & minds” is on the internet and citizen cyber-warriors are at the forefront. Through the use of use of leading social media platforms such ...

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