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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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Phishing in Open Access Waters

January 31, 2013
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Phishing in Open Access Waters

A few concerns about open access, and especially about the predatory journals that swim in them.
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Ads as Content: Ford’s “Escape My Life” Series

January 10, 2013
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Ads as Content: Ford’s “Escape My Life” Series

As audiences migrate away from live TV viewing and advertisers become increasingly concerned about how to get their messages out, series like "Escape My Life," which invite viewers to engage more directly and deeply with a brand (while being entertained!), might just be the wave of the future.
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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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