Fast petition, fast results The people petitioned the Whitehouse to make unlocking cell phones legal and the Whitehouse responded rapidly. This can be used for a discussion of the political implications of the Internet or, more generally, of the wisdom of the crowd. It can also be used as an example of a politician using a new medium in new ways or, more generally, of using new media in new ways. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
Where does this topic fit? • Internet concepts • Applications • Technology • Implications (for society) • Internet skills • Application development • Content creation • User skills
Resources The cell phone petition and the Whitehouse response Roosevelt, Kennedy and Obama use of new media Use of the Internet in presidential elections Textbooks and other examples of new uses of new media