Ilana Gershon

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University

igershon@indiana.edu

How Public Should You Be?

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today. In most workshops on how to use LinkedIn, some new adopter would ask: how public must my profile be?  This question is about participant structure–who is the audience of a given profile?  […]

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more Culture Digitally scholars reflect on the election and our scholarship going forward

Below is a second wave of comments from Culture Digitally scholars, grappling with the U.S. election and its implications for our scholarship. (First post is available here.) Read through, or skip to contributions from Mary Gray, Kate Miltner, Ted Striphas, Ilana Gershon, P. M. Hillier, and Mike Ananny.  As we said yesterday, we know the […]

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A Samoan Hoax

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 and to the national championship game despite the fact that his grandmother and his girlfriend […]

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Achy Breaky Heart

Break-ups can be long and complicated, taking days, months or even years.  They can involve many tense conversations and stretches of indecision.  Breakups take work.  Sometimes, faced with the possible work of a breakup, people will try to take a shortcut. They will break up on Valentine’s Day.  There is a cost – you are […]

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