Posts Tagged “twitter”

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The Place of Space: what makes Google+ location features unique

By | August 15, 2011

A few weeks ago, on a whim, I tagged a public Google+ post with my location. I did it as a personal documentation measure, so that I could go back and remember where I took the photo of the pneumatic tube system from the 1950s that I thought my media history-inclined friend would get a […]

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Twitter, Gladwell, and Why Social Media’s Revolutionary Potential Isn’t (Really) About Egypt

By | February 14, 2011

Last week, amongst all the frustration, euphoria, and confused wonder surrounding the events in Egypt, Malcolm Gladwell and others got mired in another discussion regarding the relative efficacy of social media in creating political change. I don’t want to rehash the back and forth (some thoughtful opinions here, here, and here), except to say that I […]

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Weekly round-up [2/19/10]: Old media memes, new media TV audiences, race + tech, and awesome uses of twitter

By | February 19, 2010

First, a couple of pieces that looks at “traditional media” concepts in light of new media practices and insights: Over at Harvard’s Berkman Center, there was a recent talk from Jure Leskovec that tracks quotations-as-memes use in news cycles. While I’m more of a qualitative gal myself, I do have to admit a certain amount […]

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Tweeting Grief: the politics of public mourning

By | December 26, 2009

I recently stumbled across a post on regarding the controversy surrounding prominent mommy-blogger Shellie Ross’ decision to tweet about her son drowning. I had heard vaguely about it previously and dismissed it with a long-suffering “oh lord, the internets” eyeroll, but the tomatonation piece make me think about it a little more closely. Putting […]

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Skittles, Spreadability, and the question of social media authorship

By | March 2, 2009

This was later cross-posted to the Convergence Culture Consortium blog A funny thing happened on my way to check out the new Skittles homepage-as-social-media-experiment that’s been generating all sorts of attention over my twitter feed. I went to the homepage, and in my sleep deprived idiocy, entered today’s date in their terms of service agreement […]

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