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Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Samoan Hoax Jan 21, 2013

Manti Te’o has been in the news a lot these past few days because Notre Dame’s star linebacker and inspirational leader was apparently pranked.  He had captured football fans’ hearts throughout the season, leading his team to an undefeated record … Continue reading

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Trying to make sense of the state response to “hackers” Jan 17, 2013

Like many people, I spent all weekend reading every post and every news story about Aaron Swartz—whom I did not know, but whose work I respected. This weekend was the anniversaries of the deaths of two very dear family members … Continue reading

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Please… title this book! Jan 3, 2013

After nearly two years’ work, I am ready to turn in the anthology I’ve been co-editing (with Pablo Boczkowski and Kirsten Foot). I’m extremely proud of it, and hope it will be useful to young scholars who work on issues … Continue reading

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Twitter Publics and Active Spectatorship Jan 1, 2013

This post grows out of an ethnographic study of media production at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Two graduate students (Ph.D. student Laura Meadows and M.A. student John Remensperger) and I explicitly set out to re-create the sort of field … Continue reading

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