Questions: How do social media differ from other sorts of media? How do these differences affect the production and circulation of knowledge/opinion? What can be done to manage/ filter online information? What can we do to better manage and secure our online identities?
There may be some changes to the readings in this unit.
About Social Media:
- danah boyd. “Social network sites as networked publics: Affordances, dynamics, & implications,” 2010.
- Pew Research. “Social Media Fact Sheet.” 12 Jan. 2017.
Producing/Curating Your Online Identity:
- Katherine Brooks, “Digital Dirt: Managing Your Online Identity.” PsychologyToday, 8 Feb. 2012.
- Take the Note to Self podcast’s “Five Day Privacy Challenge” — start a week early! It’s based on an email newsletter and requires transmit time.
Social Media for Research and Publication:
- Peterson, Andrea. “Three Charts that Explain How U.S. Journalists Use Social Media,” The Washington Post. May 6, 2014.
- Ed Summers. “#FreddieGray: Social Media Imagery in the Archive.” Medium. 25 April 2015.
- Mike Ashenfelder. “Reality Check: What Most People Do with Their Personal Digital Archives.” The Signal: Digital Preservation. May 15, 2013.
Optional: Mark Briggs, “Chapter 2: Blogging and Microblogging.” Journalism Next, pp. 54-67, 79-89.
The following “TED Radio Hour” snippets are also optional but recommended. They address issues of relevance to this week’s discussion and might be used as fodder for the blog post.
- Jennifer Golbeck, “What Can Companies Predict from Your Digital Trail?”
- Kevin Slavin, “How Algorithms Shape Our World”
- Glenn Greenwald, “Why Should We Care About Keeping Secrets?”
Skills Workshop: Setting up social media accounts; privacy settings, two-factor authentication, and other security settings; using social media for data collection, writing and publication
Blog Post: See the Course Blog or Slack for this week’s prompt; Due before class today (2/7). We will comment in class.