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Culture [draft] [#digitalkeywords] May 6, 2014

“It seems fair to say that a rapprochement between culture and technology has been achieved.  Yet, this says little about what culture signifies today.  How has the term’s growing proximity to technology, particularly digital computational tools, affected the range of meanings and practices with which it’s … Continue reading

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The Internet? “If you’ve got a small business, you didn’t build that!” Feb 25, 2013

“The internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the internet so that all companies could make money off the internet.” US President Barack Obama, at a rally in Roanoke, Virginia, July 13, 2012 Suddenly, in the wake … Continue reading

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Announcements: Daniel Kreiss to give talk at Cornell University and Ted Striphas to give talk at Temple University Oct 25, 2012

Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama and the 2012 Elections Daniel Kreiss October 29, 4:15-5:30pm 700 Clark Hall Cornell University Update: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Daniel Kreiss’ talk has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Kriess tells … Continue reading

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Limits of Freedom of Speech: Reddit’s Child Pornography problem Mar 8, 2012

Several weeks ago, the popular message board Reddit announced that it was making a policy change to ban all “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” Owned by Advanced Publications, Reddit has made a name for itself in part by its hands-off, … Continue reading

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How a “Disproven” Communication Theory Gets Proven Three Billion Times a Day Feb 22, 2012

I thought it might be fun to open with a little blast from the past. Pictured below is the first page of my notebook from my first collegiate communication course. I was an eighteen year-old beginning my second semester at … Continue reading

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