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What to Make of the Historic Net Neutrality Win

March 11, 2015
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What to Make of the Historic Net Neutrality Win

The FCC’s new Open Internet rules are a major come-from-behind victory for net neutrality. How in the world did this actually get done? And what exactly happens now?
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Downloading Serial (part 4)

December 18, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 4)

As Serial concludes, what does its successes and shortcomings teach us about the possibilities of podcasting?
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“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

November 13, 2014
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“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

President Obama’s statement calling on the FCC to implement the strongest possible net neutrality regulations is significant for many reasons, including what it signals about citizen engagement in communications regulation and the politics of media policy.
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Downloading Serial (part 3)

November 10, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 3)

How do forensic fandom practices work when applied to a serialized non-fiction mystery?
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Redefining “Public” Education: Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

Redefining “Public” Education:  Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

We have been to three girl-focused cons this summer and fall: LeakyCon, DashCon and GeekGirlCon. These cons are non-profit, largely run by volunteers, and provide alternative geeky spaces to male-dominated cons. These cons extend the work of social media such as Tumbr by providing safe public spaces where feminist, feminine, and queer young people can...
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DashCon Discourses: Through a Feminist Lens

July 16, 2014
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DashCon Discourses: Through a Feminist Lens

Beyond the negative discourse generated by the recent DashCon convention are the con's more neglected, productive aspects for female and queer youth.
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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

June 4, 2014
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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

Thai protesters' appropriation of the three-finger salute articulates the relationship between popular culture and politics and places the protests within a history of fan-based civic engagement.
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A “Look Back” At What Exactly?

February 24, 2014
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A “Look Back” At What Exactly?

My Facebook "Look Back" video was so curiously curated, uneventful, and unrepresentative of how I perceive my Facebook use that I’m still thinking about it weeks after it was generated.
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Just Too Much: Batkid and the Virality of Affect

November 25, 2013
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Just Too Much: Batkid and the Virality of Affect

Batkid's circulation throughout social media is shaped by affect and the emotional impact of that story, serving as an example of a socially acceptable way to share in moments of civic emotion.
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Why Verizon v. FCC Matters for Net Neutrality— and Why It Doesn’t

September 6, 2013
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Why Verizon v. FCC Matters for Net Neutrality— and Why It Doesn’t

The policy battle over net neutrality is heating back up with the hearing in Verizon v. FCC. Here's what's at stake in the case.
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Teach Hacks: Creating Clips from DVDs

August 8, 2013
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Teach Hacks: Creating Clips from DVDs

Extracting clips from DVDs is and will continue to be a crucial skill for media educators and researchers even as cloud and streaming services threaten DVDs; here's how to do it.
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From LGBT to GSM: Gender and Sexual Identity among LeakyCon’s Queer Youth (LeakyCon Portland)

August 6, 2013
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From LGBT to GSM: Gender and Sexual Identity among LeakyCon’s Queer Youth (LeakyCon Portland)

Part 4 of a 7 part series: LeakyCon’s LGBT fandom offers insights into the millennial generation’s attitudes towards current gender/identity categories, but they also express desire for more recognition of the multiplicity and fluidity of their identities as a whole.
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“Fell in Love with a Song”: Squaresville and the Intimate Collective

March 27, 2013
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“Fell in Love with a Song”: Squaresville and the Intimate Collective

"You know how sometimes when you're really really focused...you forget that you're a person? You forget that anything exists at all?"
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