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Media Review – Andrew Keen: What is Social Media Really Doing to our Society?

Andrew Keen is described as a supreme cyber grumpy and the anti-Christ of Silicon Valley, due to his negative views on the digital age. He recently wrote a book entitled Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution is Dividing, Diminishing … Continue reading

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How television brings us together as a nation

During class on October 1, 2013, we discussed Bociurkiw’s (2011) interest in analyzing the role of television in cultivating feelings of nationalism. She sought to examine this relationship through Affect Theory and we sought to relate this to our personal … Continue reading

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The social media Indiana Jones: An archaeological look for my niece on social media

I’m still mulling over a question Mary Elizabeth asked us in class a few weeks ago, to paraphrase, is tecnological media temporary or permanent? I think I still don’t know what the answer is because I want it to be … Continue reading

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Grannies & Guru’s: Cyber Identities Online

So, picture this… It’s a Sunday afternoon in early March, the sun is shining, and the air is brisk. My cellphone rings as I am making brunch and tea. My late 70’s grandmother is on the other line. After asking … Continue reading

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Cybertyping and the Work of Race in the Age of Digital Production

During this module I presented Lisa Nakamura’s article, titled Cybertyping and the Work of Race in the Age of Digital Production. This was an interesting article by Nakamura and it really sparked some excellent conversation during discussion period! This was … Continue reading

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We are what we consume or we consume what we are? Maybe neither.

It is typically assumed that we have our identity, our personality, what makes us ourselves, and we interact within society and certain social spheres, adapting to each of them (i.e. school, home, parties). Each scope of action for a social … Continue reading

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All Together Now?!

Technology, Culture & Society Over the last few weeks I have learned a considerable amount about the importance of identifying and understanding the “public”. In Lisa Gitelman’s article Always Already New, we are introduced to what would become one of … Continue reading

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The Medium is the Message

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In today’s mediated society, you cannot watch the evening news, surf the net, or engage in a news-related conversation without the term ‘citizen journalism’ popping up along the way. Blogs, forums, and uploading of photographs or videos to the Internet … Continue reading

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