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Within the developed world, much of society experiences political, economic, and cultural life through a set of communication technologies barely older than many citizens. Society Online: The Internet in Context examines how new media technologies have not simply diffused across society, but how they have rapidly and deeply become embedded in our organizations and institutions. Society Online is not exclusively devoted to a particular technology, or specifically the Internet, but to a range of technologies and technological possibilities labeled "new media." Rather than trying to cover every possible topic relating to new communication technologies, this unique text is organized by how these new technologies mediate the community, political, economic, personal, and global spheres of our social lives. Editors Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones explore ...

Will Internet Voting Increase Turnout?: An Analysis of Voter Preference
Will internet voting increase turnout?: An analysis of voter preference
JenniferStromer-Galley, University at Albany, State University of New York

The U.S. presidential election of 2000 served as a stark reminder of the importance of the way in which Americans vote. Not only is it important for people to vote in a democratic republic, but it is also important how they cast their votes. Much energy is spent on efforts to increase voter turnout, particularly during a time when voting turnouts are at 60-year lows. Some of that energy has focused on considering how people vote and finding methods that might increase turnout. Over the past 10 years, some states have experimented with alternative methods to voting at ...

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