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Pax Technica
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Pax Technica

Should we fear or welcome the internet’s evolution? The “internet of things” is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects—eyeglasses, cars, thermostats—made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon we will live in a pervasive yet invisible network of everyday objects that communicate with one another. In this original and […]

Prezi:  Bots, Botnets and Political Culture
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Prezi: Bots, Botnets and Political Culture

A short Prezi on what bots are and how they impact public opinion.    

The Myth of Violent Online Extremism
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The Myth of Violent Online Extremism

(I just wrote this for Yale Press’s Blog.) Since the great tragedy of Charlie Hebdo, politicians and pundits around the world have succumbed to the notion that social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, are to blame for violent online extremism. They argue that social media is not only a […]

Democracy’s Fourth Wave – Full Creative Commons Release
Books / Publications

Democracy’s Fourth Wave – Full Creative Commons Release

Our book Democracy’s Fourth Wave?  Digital Media and the Arab Spring was published under a modified Creative Commons license with Oxford University Press.  Oxford has provided a publication quality PDF of the full manuscript for download.   Howard, Philip N. and Muzammil Hussain.  Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring.  New […]