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Since studying the government, campaign and citizen uses for “digital democracy” my previous perceptions have changed. The dynamic of just how impactful digital tools are is more robust than many people may perceive.

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Robert J. Klotz addresses many intriguing points in the “E-Government” chapter of his book, The Politics of Internet Communication.  The relatively recent marriage between the Internet and the American government has created a system in which citizens can easily access public documents and one in which U.S. presidents conscientiously avoid the use of e-mail. An underlying theme in the age of digital media, however, is the recurring need for real human interaction. This theme can be supported by the presence of a digital divide, as outlined by Andrew Chadwick in Internet Politics.

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