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Online Politics

  1. 1. Online Politics in China & America COMM 300 Linshan Zhao
  2. 2. Political leaders are using the Internet IN CHINA IN THE US
  3. 3. Guess how they reached the public 20 years ago… The Chinese Chairman in 1988 The U.S. President in 1988   The Chinese Chairman Deng The U.S. President George W. Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin in H. Bush in 1988. 1988.
  4. 4. Quotes…  “In China, the Internet population had reached 210 million in 2008, which made China the second largest country in the world only next to the U.S.”  “In the US, 88% of adults under age thirty are online; 71% of all adults are online.”  “In the future, the question shouldn’t be whether or not campaigns use new media and technologies to engage new members and supporters. It should be HOW they will use them.”  “The Internet is finally starting to become an integrated tool for face- to-face communication and directed, intentional, quot;real-worldquot; actions.”  “Web 2.0 can help you find and target your young supporters, volunteers, members, voters, and donors.”
  5. 5. Methods— Websites CHINA AMERICA   President Obama's White House The blog site called Mixed Eight website: Treasure Rice. 
  6. 6. Methods— Social networking (e.g. Facebook) CHINA AMERICA   A unique feature of the Obama Many people are engaged in this campaign has been its ability to social networking website, even embrace social networking sites like though there are relatively fewer MySpace and Facebook. joining Mr. Facebook users in China than in Obama's Facebook site - unlike English speaking countries. responding to an email message of  support - is a public expression of tao/14875946597?sid=bdb9afc7358a2682 support which can have a broader c060985fb06d3817&ref=search#/pages/H political impact. u-Jin- tao/14875946597?v=info&viewas=657115  954 d=1b80b417af0976e2fe696a74f3324255& ref=search
  7. 7. Methods— And…  Twitter  Youtube OTHERS?  Tumblr
  8. 8. Questions  How do you think of politicians from these two countries use the Internet to generate the public's participation? Do you it works?  What would be problems/shortcomings of this way of communication?  How about the future? In what ways do you think politicians are going to use new technologies 10 years later?
  9. 9. References  Rigby, B. (2008). Mobilizing generation 2.0: A practical guide to using Web 2.0 technologies to recruit, organize, and engage youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.  Crumlish, C. (2004). The power of many: How the living Web is transforming politics, business, and everyday life. San Francisco: Sybex.  Stone R. (2009). Wenchuan earthquake. A deeply scarred land. Science (New York, N.Y.). 324 (5928), 713-4.  China. (2008). Beijing: China Internet Network Information Center.