Marcus Chiu

Marcus Chiu has written 5 posts for Fundamentals of Political Strategy

The Internet in Society

Here’s the link to the video I showed in class last week, and below it is the link to the full speech (by Evgeny Morozov) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Uk8x3V-sUgU http://www.thersa.org/events/video/archive/evgeny-morozov—the-internet-in-society-empowering-or-censoring-citizens A controversial figure who brings food for thought, I would not say that I agree with all that he mentions. For example, he says that dictators don’t fear … Continue reading

Social Media and Real-Time Diplomacy

An interesting watch; excerpts from a speech by Philip Seib, a professor at the University of Southern California, on real-time diplomacy in the era of social media. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFMkf1qLKY Very interesting comments made about the use of social as a method of free communication that easily expands with earned media. For example, Seib mentions that “Doctors … Continue reading

Needle in a Haystack

There’s so much information around us now that, unlike before where we had to extract information, we have to sort out relevant data from all the noise. Therefore the power of media is now not only “determining” what is important, but what is not. http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201303282113-0022643 On Tuesday, President Obama signed a bill that protects companies … Continue reading


A brief response to the movie “No” (2012). Background: Based on an unpublished play, the movie centers around the 1988 Chilean national plebiscite; a national referendum to determine whether Augusto Pinochet would be allowed to extend his rule for another eight year term. Citizens would either vote “Yes” or “No,” and although many at first … Continue reading

Data as a Resource

“IBM Chairman, President, and CEO Ginni Rometty discusses the use of “big data” and the ways in which organizations are learning to compete in a new landscape.” Watch: ~07:20 to 15:30 (esp from 14:00 and after, although I highly recommend watching the entire thing)   One major implication of “big data” that is available to … Continue reading