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Blog 9: Political Involvement

I strongly believe that being involved in politics online is the same as being involved in “real life”. There have been many instances just within the year of 2011 that exemplify this.

As Americans, we have the right to free speech, as provided to us by the First Amendment. So, it is only expected that Americans will take full advantage of this, especially now in the day of many types of social media. People all over the world have access to the internet now, and are able to access all types of new information.

Anytime people have access to electronic information, such as e-mail, blogs, Facebook, or the internet in general, it is hard to keep them down. This is why many countries such as Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Bahrain are revolting against their leaders. The citizens of these oppressed countries are accessing information electronically and learning about new ideas of Democracy and freedom, that they are not allowed in their countries.

The main reason these people are able to access this information is because people all over the world are blogging about different things. They are involved in politics online, and expressing their opinions, hoping many others will see their blog and agree with them. Being involved with politics online have had many implications on Democracy. The countries of the Middle East are now fighting to gain Democracy. President Barack Obama had many supporters who were involved in politics online with social media, which was one of the major reasons he was able to reach a younger crowd, and ultimately win the Presidential election.

  1. April 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Clear, strong argument, which is good. Try to work on eliminating the extra white space in your post.

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