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

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Harper Collins, Jul 6, 2004 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
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Joe Trippi's campaign for Howard Dean marked a quantum leap in how the Internet could be used to shake up politics and empower Americans歯w Trippi reveals how technology can harness the power of the people in every sector.

When Joe Trippi signed on to manage 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 energetic but inexperienced team had transformed the most obscure horse in the field into a frontrunner, creating a groundswell of 640,000 people and raising more money than any Democrat in history–more than $50 million–most through donations of $100 or less.

This is the story of how 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. But it's more than that.

It's also about how to engage Americans in a real dialogue, how business leaders, government leaders and anyone can make use of the most revolutionary idea to come along since man first learned to light a fire. No . . . not the Internet. Or computers. Or telecommunications.

Democracy.

Joe Trippi explains how汩ght now戮ternet democracy is transforming every aspect of American life, by evenly distributing power. He reveals innovations that are on the horizon, which companies are poised to become first–movers in this new era, and which are in danger of being left behind. From his behind–the–scenes look at Dean's shocking rise and fall to his ⲥven 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,⟊oe 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

Contents

Planes Politics and Pez Dispensers
3
Jimmy Hogan Irv Gadient and the PDP11
15
Thomas Jefferson Willie Horton
33
Killer Apps Open Source and The Guy
51
Phish Chicken Dinners and the Deanie Babies
73
Regime Change September 11
95
Puerto Rico
115
Hockey Sticks Troll Bats
135
A 357 Magnum Al Gore and the Left Wing Freak Show
157
MurderSuicide Harley Davidson and Going Home
181
Google Napster and the Disney Dweeb
201
A Little Rebellion Trent Lott
221
Appendix on the Web
237
Index
243
Copyright

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Page vii - The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Page 228 - I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."43 Who is the "we
Page 223 - The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.
Page 39 - It was a little cocker spaniel dog, in a crate that he had sent all the way from Texas— black and white, spotted, and our little girl Tricia, the six-year-old, named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, loved the dog, and I just want to say this, right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we are going to keep it.
Page 58 - Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000). 39. Theda Skopcol, Marshall Ganz, and Ziad Munson, "A Nation of Organizers: The Institutional Origins of Civic Voluntarism in the United States," American Political Science Review 94, no.
Page 185 - Not only are we going to New Hampshire . . . we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York. And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to Washington, DC To take back the White House.
Page 185 - Not only are we going to New Hampshire,. . .we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York. . .And then we're going to Washington, DC, to take back the White House! Yeaaaaagggggh!!!

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Joe Trippi made national headlines with his innovative Internet-based campaign for Governor Howard Dean. A senior adviser on Senator John Edwards's 2008 campaign, Trippi is an election analyst and commentator for CBS, and he has been profiled in GQ, Fast Company, The New Republic, and the New York Times Magazine. A father of three, he lives with his wife on the eastern shore of Maryland.

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