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Our argument is the internet has been a very big part of the elections especially in recent yeas. Our project focuses on different points of views such as candidates affecting voters via the internet, web users affecting each other’s opinions in blogs, and other various tools the internet provides plays a big rule in the elections. For example this past elections you were able to place your vote online! progressively over time the impact of the internet on elections has and will continue to increase.

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This was my first time using audacity, at first i tried recording myself, then i tried adding another recording to the existing recording. I was able to select an area of sound and delete it, copy and paste it, add affects to it. It was a very interesting experience working with my own sound of my voice. Hearing myself. being able to play around with it on a very basic level makes me wonder what do “professionals” do. And as i have seen on youtube and other social media websites, the sky is not even a limit anymore. You can literally do anything you want with any recording. In this specific recording i have slowed down, added echo, and speeded up my voice. Editing sound is a tool that is used on daily basis, its up to you to do what you wish with the gift of sound.
Morphing of the sound
http://soundcloud.com/eli-lekht/112-1

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We are examining how voters and candidates use the internet and its tools to affect the elections. In 2008 a new record was made by first time voters and in the 2012 elections we saw voters vote online.
Currently we are working on a website built on baruch blogs to represent each one of our elections (2000,2004,2008, and 2012)
Maps, pictures, articles, and other interactive data will be presented and will vary per election.
There will also be a comparison between the 4 elections.

https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/netpolitics/

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This is a true innovative way of making a political statement, i would like to apologize in advanced if anyone finds it inappropriate in any way. Since this is a digital history class i would like to point out the idea and production of the clip rather than the actual content. In my opinion this is a work of comical art. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxch-yi14BE&w=600&h=366]

lyrics by Hugh Atkin
Can I have your attention please.
Can I have your attention please.
Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
I repeat. Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.
We’re gonna have a problem here.
Y’all act like you haven’t seen a Mormon before.
Jaws down on the floor.
I’m not concerned about the very poor.
Got it wrong. Sorry. That’s not what I meant.
I want every American to be in the top one percent.
I’m really named Willard. That’s my first name.
I’m not looking for a colony on the moon. Just for someone to blame.
I like being able to fire people.
“I’m Newt Gingrich.” You’re fired.
“I’m Rick Santorum and I’m….” Fired
Boom. Boom. Boom.
“Conservative women love Mitt Romney.” And I love cars and I love lakes.
I’m running or office for Pete’s sake.
With regards to abortion. Pro-life? Pro-choice?
I firmly believe in my own singing voice.

For purple mountains’ majesty, above the fruited plain.
“Where were we at John?”

Uh… with regards to abortion… uh….
You can choose your own adventure.
It’s a Republican dementia.
And I’m more concerned about the banks: they’re unable to lend.
Corporations are people my friend.
My dog is on the roof. My dog is on the roof.
Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?
Understand I’m an exception. The Obama contraception.
Not a vulture, I’m an eagle.
Look I’m gonna get my lawn cut by illegals.
There will be an influx. Hispanic voters in trucks.
Look, if you don’t believe, I’ll tell you what, ten thousand bucks?
Well, I made a lot of money matter of factually.
I drive a couple of Cadillacs actually.
I have emotion and passion. That’s a joke for the record.
But if you want the soul of America restored,
Come on board. Take your fair share and every
Mormon wave your underwear.
Sing the chorus, papa bear.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

I’m Mitt Romney. Yes, I’m the real Romney.
All the other Mitt Romneys are just mass debating.
So would the real Mitt Romney please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

Broadband subscriptions in 3D gif [entry-title]

This shows the broadband subscriptions in comparison with the “major” 4 countries in the world. It is a powerful way of presenting data because it looks cool, by looks cool i mean that it is in 3D and it keeps moving and showing different angles of the graph. Also it is colored in colors that grab your attention and focus on the differences between graphs. But just like most powerful things, if you look at it for too long it might make you sick.

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Since i have a lot of family that does not live in new york, every time someone comes over to visit my family and i give them a crash course of the buildings (with the exception of the wall st bull) in the city. So these are the must see buildings around the city.

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206612609781441001855.0004ccac4acbff98fffee&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=40.72947,-73.994452&spn=0.047928,0.038135&t=m&output=embed&w=425&h=350]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr4GDYtOkI0

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It seems like a very complicated move; the transformation and innovation to the internet and its progressive data bases. However, it could be simply explained by looking at the transformation our world has gone through, is going through, and try to plan and predict future transformations. The technological advances that we have gone through are sometimes taken for granted or sometimes not even noticed, but thats not the point i am trying to make. The point i am trying to make is that technological innovations drive our world and more specifically our daily lives. As you can see from the reading more and more; people are working on moving their work online. The benefit of it being online is far beyond anyone could have ever imagined. Having your work online means that everyone across the world can access it, thus people can help with their input and corrections/additions. Also it means that it will never decease, once its online, especially in multiple places it is practically impossible for it to just disappear. Of course there are down sides to it being online as well.

My group picked a few topics to focus on, one of them is the affect of the internet and its tools like twitter, Facebook, and other social websites have of presidential elections. We could show different statues from various people like the presidents themselves, vice presidents, and from educated people and see how the discussion on the posts develops in favor of the candidate. Also since most younger people use these social websites you can target them on those websites and educate them about the elections.  Danny Hayes points out that the way the candidates are portrayed via the social media affects whether  people vote for them. He also shows that the way things are phrased make a difference to the public. This mainly has to do with younger people that use the internet, by younger people i mean the generation that actually uses the internet. As the internet became the primary source (in the sense of the main source) people get their information from it also divides the voters since some actually do not use the internet, which is perfectly fine as long as its a credible source and you double check the information portrayed to you from the TV, Newspaper, or radio.

 

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1) http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=9&hid=13&sid=db505665-2165-496c-a820-c0b0fddc64ba%40sessionmgr4&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=eft&AN=508059550 

A) Baruch college library sources,  Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

B) Berman, Marshall; Spring 2008, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p5-7, 3p,

C) To be concise, its about the assassinations and the rise of Nixon to power.

 

http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ShowFullRecord?tab=init/showFullDescriptionTabs/details&mn=resultsDetailPageModel&goto=2&%24searchId=3&%24showFullDescriptionTabs.selectedPaneId=&%24digiDetailPageModel.currentPage=0&%24resultsPartitionPageModel.targetModel=true&%24resultsSummaryPageModel.pageSize=10&%24partitionIndex=0&%24digiSummaryPageModel.targetModel=true&%24submitId=1&%24resultsDetailPageModel.search=true&%24digiDetailPageModel.resultPageModel=true&%24resultsDetailPageModel.currentPage=0&%24showArchivalDescriptionsTabs.selectedPaneId=&%24resultsDetailPageModel.pageSize=1&%24resultsSummaryPageModel.targetModel=true&%24sort=RELEVANCE_ASC&%24resultsPartitionPageModel.search=true&%24highlight=false

A)http://www.archives.gov/research/

B) Department of State. U.S. Embassy, Mauritius. (03/12/1968 – )

C)  telegrams, correspondence, reports, and memorandums from the United States Embassy

 

http://faculty.virginia.edu/nwinter/papers/ssw.pdf

A)  Political Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1998

B) Abigail J. Stewart, Isis H. Settles, Nicholas J. G. Winter

University of Michigan

C)  Analyses of Variance in Midlife Political Activity, by Relationship to Social Movement

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With the emotional mix of the best mesmerized date in the world there are a few things i would like to point out.

First of all as a person that was not in the united states during the 9/11 attack, realizing that it was the best event to ever be historically recorded is kind of amazing. We are living through history that will definitely be referred to in years to come. Since it was so preciecly documented it shows how history is becoming more of a precise, reliable, credible science.

No one can doubt the fact that it didn’t happen.

Furthermore, i would like to point out the number of causalities ~2700. Thats a massive amount of people. There are towns in this world that are smaller than that, probably cities. Taking out an entire town is a big deal, at least in my book. Thus we saw all the changes that happened in 2003, security tightening up and all sorts of regulations to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

The analytical part that i was thinking about while doing the reading is why did something have to happen for us to realize that the possibility of this happening yet so minute still exists. Who would do such a thing? what would be the consequences of such a disaster? and most importantly WHY?

For future reference, to prevent attacks we shouldn’t wait for them to happen. we should try to plan ahead, and to do so we can take a look at other countries and see what they have thought of – This is not cheating, its saving “lifes”. for example ill take israel, they have such a tight security because of the vigorous experience they have been having with terror attacks. There are metal detectors and check points that you must pass through almost everywhere you go, especially public locations.  Another concern i have for NYC is that bridges, tunnels, and malls are not highly regulated in the security aspect of it. Yet courts have metal detectors.

 

http://1howmany.com/how-many-people-died-in-9-11

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DS106 really surprised me with the creativity that has developed with the various projects. I found it interesting to see that so many web tools which are fairly very new were used in all sorts of ways. Editing, linking, adding, research and copying has to be done in a professional way, which the community does and it does it with creativity. I like how they follow the guide lines that they set up for themselves but are not written down anywhere. The community is following unwritten rules about what to do and what not to do, yet bring something interesting and very creative to the table. Open source is the way to go!

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This is just some data mining from the reading: ”THE the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit”

There are always bad guys and thus vandalism happens everywhere.. esp on the web because its where it is most likely to be seen

Vandalism is done to influence people so a great place for that would be the WWW.

That’s why Wikipedia is hard to rely on because its edited by whomever desires too and among us people, unfortently there are bad guys, all you have to do is hope they either disappear (unlikely to happen) or won’t come

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Starting_an_article

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