Tagged with USA

Twitter – ikke for folket

I amerikansk valgkamp brukes Twitter primært for å påvirke medienes dagsorden, ikke for å nå «vanlige» velgere. (Article for the Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet about an article written by Daniel Kleiss, «Seizing the moment: The presidental campaigns’ use of Twitter during the 2012 electoral cycle») Hva: Forskning på presidentkandidatenes strategiske bruk av Twitter under valgkampen i 2012. … Continue reading

Det polariserte USA

Konservative og liberale har forskjellig oppførsel i sosiale medier. Og kildebruken varierer kolossalt. (Article for the Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet about a report released by Pew Research Journalism Project called Political Polarization and Media Habits) Hva: Rapport om politisk polarisering, medievaner og sosiale medier i USA. Hvem: Pew Research Journalism Project Betydning: Nyhetsmedier og sosiale medier … Continue reading

Stor datapolitikk

DATALAGRING Vi vet ennå ikke om Hillary Clinton stiller som kandidat i presidentvalget i 2016. Men vi vet at den amerikanske valgkampen blir datatung. (Article for the Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet about the computational politics, presented in an article by Zeynep Tufekci) Hva: Artikkelen om hvordan nye datametoder forandrer amerikansk politikk og offentlighet. Hvem: Zeynep Tufekci, University of … Continue reading

PhD’ing and a tech politics reading tip

A quick update to tell you that I’ve started a very exciting academic adventure. For the next three years, I will work on the research project Social media and agenda-setting in election campaigns (SAC). As some of you know, I started my PhD at the Department of media and communication, University of Oslo, in September. … Continue reading

Congratulations America!

Finally, Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States. The incredible long Bush years are over. This can only become better. I’ve celebrated the inauguration by wearing my nice Obama t-shirt from my trip to DC , made by Chris Bishop. Here’s a few good articles and websites about digital government – will … Continue reading

The Obama icon on sale

Less than four weeks before Barack Obama is inaugurated as America’s 44th president, he is everywhere – in the American stores. I just came back from a trip to Washington DC and Mexico City, and was amazed to see all the Obama products on display in DC. Obama is the new guy on the t-shirts, … Continue reading

Obama, the tech candidate

Several of my friends have walked the walk from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama for the past few months, and Anne Juel Jørgensen has a very interesting revelation of her process. Obama clearly emerges as a different leader, who has not only inspired the West Wing (Olav Anders Øvrebø has a great video and analysis), … Continue reading