Local & Global Community

Course Objective
1) Discuss how computers have affected community life locally and globally

Local Community and Politics


Mehta, S. (2011) The Rise of the Internet Electorate Los Angeles Times Retrieved August 8, 2011 from
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/18/nation/la-na-social-media-20110418

Weeks, L. (2010) Politics in the Social Media Age: How Tweet It Is Retrieved August 15, 2011 from
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130873983


Global Community and Technology Usage


Freedom House.org (2012) Freedom on the Net Website Retrieved October 18, 2011 from
http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2012

Freedom House.org (2012) Freedom on the Net 2012: Global Scores Retrieved from
http://www.freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/resources/FOTN%202012%20-%20Tables%20and%20Charts%20FINAL.pdf

International Telecommunication Union (2012) Measuring the Information Society Retrieved from
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/material/2012/MIS2012_without_Annex_4.pdf

International Telecommunication Union (2011) The World in 2011 ICT Facts and Figures Retrieved from
http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/facts/2011/material/ICTFactsFigures2011.pdf

Internet World Stats (2012) World Internet and Usage Statistics Retrieved August 8, 2011 from
http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

Internet World Stats (2012) Facebook Growth and Penetration Retrieved from
http://www.internetworldstats.com/facebook.htm

Pew Research Center (2011) Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide Retrieved from
http://www.pewglobal.org/2011/12/20/global-digital-communication-texting-social-networking-popular-worldwide/

Global Censorship Cases


AdAge Global (2011) U.K. Government Considers Blocking Twitter, BlackBerry Retrieved August 21, 2011 from
http://adage.com/article/global-news/u-k-government-considers-blocking-twitter-blackberry/229219/

Azimi, M. (2007) Bloggers Against Torture The Nation Retrieved August 8, 2011 from
http://www.thenation.com/article/bloggers-against-torture

PBS Frontline (Producer) (2011) Revolution in Cairo [Video] Retrieved July 28, 2011 from http://video.pbs.org/video/1810338755/

Globalization


Friedman, Thomas. (2005) It's a Flat World, After All Retrieved from
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/Town_Meeting/documents/ProQuest_8180690011.pdf

Science Daily (2011) The International Digital Divide Retrieved from
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208121345.htm