The power of social media mobilization?
March for Our Lives national website; Ann Arbor march here
Time, “Everything You Need to Know About March For Our Lives”
For a helpful comparison of dutiful and actualizing citizenship, along with ideas for leveraging each (see esp. p. 8, 22), see Bennett et al., Young Citizens and Civic Learning: Two Paradigms of Citizenship in the Digital Age
Same owner, but different interfaces lead to a different reading experience, argues technology writer Kevin Roose in the NYT: “What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?”
As if responding to humans wasn’t tricky enough. NYT, “The Follower Factory”
How it was done in the [good/bad] old days before smart phones. For those of us who missed (or who miss) the experience, there are of course now T9 keyboard emulator apps for the iPhone.
Op/ed by science and culture writer Jesse Singal that speaks to some of the concerns that Carr and others have raised about “hyperreading”; he suggests that certain psychological tendencies (tribalism, attribution error, etc.) combined with the kind of partial, fragmentary consumption of information SM engender make for poor public discourse.
Welcome to ENG 280; I’m looking forward to meeting you soon and working with you this semester. A few important announcements:
1. Our course website will live here, rather than CTools/Canvas. There is no need to “log in” to the site, but to view the syllabus and other areas you will need to enter a special username and password, which I have emailed to all registered students. Let me know if you need this info.
2. Please take a moment to review the working syllabus to ensure your interest in the course and to familiarize yourself with its requirements. I also recommend downloading a practice reading just to make sure everything is working properly. Let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.
See you soon.