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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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The Soaps Rise Again?

January 28, 2013
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The Soaps Rise Again?

Despite hard times and dire predictions for U.S. daytime soap operas in recent years, the present moment has in fact turned out to be one of the more exciting and promising in the genre's history.
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Pinning Postfeminism

August 21, 2012
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Pinning Postfeminism

The "pins" on display on Pinterest demonstrate postfeminism in their mixed messages regarding contemporary femininity.
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part Two]

May 23, 2012
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part Two]

Building on Monday's post, a consideration of individual educators and our personal stakes in the Georgia State copyright decision.
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part One]

May 21, 2012
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The GSU Copyright Case: Lessons Learned [Part One]

While the limited “wins” for the plaintiff have likely made future cases of this type more trouble than they are worth, the wider implications of the case are more concerning.
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Upfronts 2012: “Save our Show (On the Industry’s Margins)”

May 16, 2012
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Upfronts 2012: “Save our Show (On the Industry’s Margins)”

With no prominent "Save our Show" campaign following this year's cancellations, we should turn our attention to why we’re not talking about a big cancellation in a year where a number of highly-rated shows got canceled.
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Creating a Spark: Official and Fan-Produced Transmedia for The Hunger Games

May 11, 2012
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Creating a Spark: Official and Fan-Produced Transmedia for The Hunger Games

With the widespread use of Twitter and Tumblr, official and fan-produced transmedia increasingly share the same media spaces.
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Promoting an Uncertain Future: Showrunners (on Hiatus) on Twitter IV

January 5, 2012
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Promoting an Uncertain Future: Showrunners (on Hiatus) on Twitter IV

With NBC's Community and ABC's Cougar Town on hiatus, their respective showrunners' Twitter accounts become key outlets for implicitly or explicitly encouraging fan involvement and/or activism.
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