The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything

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HarperCollins, Jul 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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When Joe Trippi signed on to run Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, the long–shot candidate had 432 known supporters and $100,000 in the bank. Within a year, Trippi and his team had transformed the most obscure candidate in the field into a Democratic front–runner with a groundswell of 640,000 supporters and more money than any Democrat in history –– mostly through donations of one hundred dollars or less. Trippi's revolutionary use of the Internet and an impassioned, contagious desire to overthrow politics as usual grew into a national grassroots movement and changed the face of politics forever.

As Trippi argues persuasively, the Internet is distributing power to the people right now. And the companies that understand the coming revolution will be the first movers in this new era, while those that wait will be left behind. From his behind–the–scenes look at Dean's shocking rise and fall to his "seven inviolable, irrefutable, ingenious things your business or institution or candidate can do in the age of the Internet that might keep you from getting your ass kicked, but then again might not," Joe Trippi offers an inspiring glimpse of the world we are becoming. And he shows how power, in the hands of all of us, changes everything.

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Review: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything

User Review  - Amanda Nan Dillon - Goodreads

Was assigned this as a semester project for Campaign Analysis. It's what turned me on to social media. I met Trippi at a Twitter conference 8 years later and totally fangirled my little heart out. Read full review

Review: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything

User Review  - Chris Hall - Goodreads

I didn't actually read this, but Goodreads seems to lack a way to remove books you accidentally say you are reading. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Joe Trippi worked on his first presidential campaign for Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 1980. His work in presidential politics continued with the campaigns of Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, Richard Gephardt, and most recently, Governor Howard Dean

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