Category Archives: Internet

Discussing ‘#Weblogs and the #MassAmateurization of #Publishing’ by @cshirky #WEB206

TUTOR: Discuss the claim that Clay Shirky makes in ‘Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing’ that the Web and Weblogs have made publishing a “financially worthless activity”? What do you think? MY RESPONSE: Technically, I agree with the notion that blogging … Continue reading

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In what way do you see the #reliability of #TraditionalMassMedia and #PersonalMedia as being different? #WEB206

TUTOR: In what way do you see the reliability of traditional mass-media and so-called personal media as being different? MY RESPONSE (Originally posted on 07/10/2015): My view is that the reliability of the traditional mass-media is generally more trustworthy than that of … Continue reading

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Is the #function of traditional #mass-media and so-called #personal-media different? #WEB206

TUTOR: In what way do you see the function of traditional mass-media and so-called personal media as being different? MY RESPONSE: The function of traditional mass media and personal media are increasingly becoming aligned. As Lüders recognised in 2008, it was important … Continue reading

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How do developers and users negotiate development? – #NET102

TUTOR: With reference to Facebook, an online game, or any other Internet application or technology, look into how the developers and users negotiate its development: Have the people using the application found uses that the developers may not have anticipated? … Continue reading

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“What matters is not #technology itself, but the social or economic system in which it is embedded” – #NET102

TUTOR: Langdon Winner, asks, in the title of his influential book chapter, “Do artifacts have politics?” In other words, are technologies neutral? He suggests in response: “What matters is not technology itself, but the social or economic system in which … Continue reading

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How #timeandspace is affected via engagement with the #Internet – #NET102

TUTOR: How has engagement with the Internet affected your experience of time and space? MY RESPONSE: My engagement with the Internet has been affected by time and space in many ways… possibly too numerous to mention! Speaking from a professional … Continue reading

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