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America’s Funniest Home Fundraiser

September 8, 2014
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America’s Funniest Home Fundraiser

The ways people have appropriated and redeployed the campaign tell us much more about how it “worked” than critiques of people who participated.
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AT&T’s Branded Entertainment, Present and Past

July 7, 2014
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AT&T’s Branded Entertainment, Present and Past

Despite differences in style and content in AT&T’s branded entertainment, @summerbreak and The Bell Telephone Hour share promotional goals of consumer education and aspirational culture.
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Liking Facebook

May 5, 2014
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Liking Facebook

Despite its myriad problems, here are some reasons to like Facebook.
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#SCMS14: Klout & The ‘Influence’ Economy

March 28, 2014
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#SCMS14: Klout & The ‘Influence’ Economy

Klout attempts to quantify the ephemeral, subjective concept of online influence through social media analytics. What does such a number mean for how we consider self-presentation online?
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Celebrating 25 years of Global Hypertext: World Wide Web!#♡@

March 12, 2014
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Celebrating 25 years of Global Hypertext: World Wide Web!#♡@

While Internet denizens celebrate the web’s “official” 25th anniversary today, we might pause to recognize how confusing and uncertain “inventions” and “births” sometimes are.
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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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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

August 14, 2013
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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

This week, Lantern, a search and visualization platform for the Media History Digital Library, reached its first wide public.
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On Leaving the Game Early

June 20, 2013
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On Leaving the Game Early

Miami Heat fans' early exit from game six of the NBA Finals is the latest flashpoint in mediated discussions of Florida this year.
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Creating is Collecting

May 2, 2013
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Creating is Collecting

The culture of contemporary baseball card collecting is an excellent example of how creativity can serve as a satisfying replacement for traditional economic incentives.
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Aereo and “Free” Broadcasting

April 18, 2013
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Aereo and “Free” Broadcasting

Considering the larger historical context of the broadcasters' objections to Aereo, how might this case reflect how broadcasters are revising their commitment to "free" television?
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The Cost of Interfaces

March 19, 2013
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The Cost of Interfaces

Boycotting Facebook is getting harder, particularly because of the complete invisibility and unawareness of the nature of the social networking site to its members.
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The Cancellation of Don’t Trust the B and Gay Black Tele(in)visibility

February 12, 2013
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The Cancellation of <i> Don’t Trust the B </i> and Gay Black Tele(in)visibility

As we bid farewell to Don’t Trust the B, we also bid farewell to a part of gay black visibility on network television. Luther was a character written in a mold that has (problematically) been deemed passé and disrespectful to the middle class, married/coupled, suburban model of gay televisibility. And for that, we should...
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