Monthly Archives: November 2013

One Tweet Ruins it for All the Other Tweets…

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/living/2013/11/21/orig-ms-talking-to-teens-about-social-media-wallace-series.cnn.html This reading selection talks about the world being a smaller place. This article on CNN, while not being in-depth, talks about the positives about social media. Typically when we hear about social media, it is very much in a … Continue reading

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Staying Connected

In the last few chapters, Shirky discusses the idea of our technology fitting into a small world. That is, we view the world as a large place and so the idea of a complete stranger knowing a person that we … Continue reading

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Publish, then Filter

While not a new concept to chapters 5-8, Shirky loves himself some “publish, then filter” moving away from “filter, then publish” talk. To be quick and to the point: Chapter Five is how mass users publish and then their edits … Continue reading

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Flash Mobs, Collective Action, and the Power of Social Media

In chapter 7, Shirky discusses flash mobs, which are usually formed for the purpose of a prank, art, or to make some sort of statement. In this case, social media has provided us with the ability to form these groups … Continue reading

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Lemon Lymon

In chapters 5-8, Shirky touched on one of the great benefits (or evils) of technology; eliminating obstacles and bringing people together. Any kind of niche group can now come together and communicate in ways that were never before possible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkMQkyAB_O4Continue reading

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Advertising and Photoshop

Although we haven’t discussed the manipulation of images for advertising, I think this video fits well with what we have discussed. The video seems to be a grassroots response to mainstream advertising techniques. Also, after the video went viral, mainstream … Continue reading

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The Changing Nature of Communication in a Digital Society

Rather than summarize chapters 1-4 of Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody, I’ve decided to use the website Buzzfeed to support many of Shirky’s statements. It would be difficult to define the mission statement of Buzzfeed and I invite you to take a look if … Continue reading

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Connect the Dots on your Facebook account

Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky focuses on the how social media can have infinite potential with regards to organizational and participatory development.  It argues that there are diminished cost and human effort of management by adapting these methods to … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy doesn’t mean a lot to people offline… Thoughts?

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Politics and Convergence

Concerning changes in communication and culture, Henry Jenkins said, “The new media operate with different principles than the broadcast media that dominated politics for so long: access, participation, reciprocity, and peer-to-peer rather than one-to-many communication.” The impact of digital media … Continue reading

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