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By Kerric Harvey

The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the increase of social media is changing politics either within the usa and in key moments, pursuits, and areas all over the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive applied sciences and actions which are altering easy styles in American politics and the superb modifications that social media use is rendering in different political structures heretofore immune to democratization and alter. In a time while social media are revolutionizing and inspiring politics within the usa and worldwide, this encyclopedia is a must have reference. It displays the altering panorama of politics the place previous modes and strategies of political conversation from elites to the hundreds (top down) and from the hundreds to elites (bottom up) are being displaced speedily by means of social media, and the place activists are construction new activities and protests utilizing social media to change mainstream political agendas.

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  • This three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set contains six hundred brief essays on high-interest themes that discover social media’s influence on politics, akin to “Activists and Activism,” “Issues and Social Media,” “Politics and Social Media,” and “Popular Uprisings and Protest.”
  • A stellar array of global well known students have written entries in a transparent and available kind that invitations readers to discover and think about using social media via political applicants during this state, in addition to using social media  in protests abroad
  • Unique to this booklet is a detailed appendix with fabric unavailable at any place else monitoring and illustrating social media utilization via U.S. Senators and Congressmen.

This encyclopedia set is a must have common, non-technical source for college kids and researchers who search to appreciate how the alterations in social networking via social media are affecting politics, either within the usa and in chosen nations or areas round the world.

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Com, a blog specializing in statistical analysis of political topics (the name refers to the number of members in the electoral college); the blog became an online feature of the New York Times in 2010, and became famous in 2012 by combining and weighting polling data to correctly predict the outcome of the presidential election in 49 of 50 states. 2008: Apple introduces the App Store, a distribution platform for applications for the iPhone and iPad; by 2012, the App Store offered over 700,000 mobile applications, and over 25 billion apps have been downloaded.

Kerric Harvey Editor Chronology 1945: In his essay “As We May Think,” published in the Atlantic Monthly, Vannevar Bush argues for creation of a collective memory, which he called the memex, to facilitate and augment the powers of human thought by storing and organizing information; this essay is often cited as the first to suggest the properties later realized through hypertext. 1946: AT&T establishes the first mobile telephone network, making mobile telephone calls possible, although the equipment required was so cumbersome that it was only practical if installed in a vehicle (a truck driver placed the first mobile phone call on June 17, 1946).

The first world’s first commercial portable handset cell phone, the device was developed by the now-defunct Ameritech and sold by Motorola for $3,995 per phone. 1974: In a conference paper, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kuhn become the first to use the term Internet. 1974: Theodore George Paraskevakos, a Greek immigrant to the United States, is granted a patent for an “apparatus for generating and transmitting digital information,” laying the groundwork for the smartphone. 1976: Before there was even an Internet, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain sent her first e-mail as part of a network technology demonstration put on by the British military and research community.

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