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Analytic view of privacy in an “Ubiquitous Media” landscape

1.) Do employers have the right to know what their employees do when they are not working? Why or why not? -I do not believe that employers have the right to know the private actions of their employees.  By definition, an employers role is only superior in the workforce, and as such, should only be … Continue reading

The Brian Lehrer Show as an Example of Crowdsourcing

This week I decided to look more closely at The Brian Lehrer Show as an example of crowdsourcing.  In my efforts to discover more information on this particular case, I came across insights into how this show fits as an example of crowdsourcing and how it has transformed since the writing of our article. Fascinating … Continue reading

The Problem of Copyright in a New Media Context

One of the greatest strengths of the internet is the way in which it is able to facilitate collaboration.  Trends we are seeing in the development of web applications are starting to have profound effects on the way knowledge is produced.  Talking about students in a transmedia environment, Jenkins says: They have to weigh the … Continue reading

Activism for Animal Rights

I chose to focus on PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for my blog post this week.  Aesthetically, the two sites look similar on grounds of color choice and raw layout, providing blurbs for highlighted articles and pieces of information over a predominantly white and blue background.  A key difference that struck me, … Continue reading

Blog Post 7 comments

I did not do a blog post this week, so I set up this post to put my comment links in down below.

Online Shopping and Social Trust

For this assignment I questioned three friends of mine: Rose, a second year linguistics masters student; Zach, a first year chemistry master’s student; and Richard, a bachelor’s in sociology who works in Gainesville.  I asked each of them the following 6 questions in private: 1.) How did you feel the first time you made a … Continue reading

Media Diary: Looking Back

I learned a couple of interesting things about myself while doing this assignment, and I can honestly say that I am very happy to have had the opportunity to do it. First among these things is that I remembered way more of my media interaction then I ever thought I was going to be able … Continue reading

Media Diary: Day 6

Started the day at 10 am and got onto the bus by 10:30, Gamescoop streaming into my ear through my phone.  Had Krishna lunch with my friends until 1:30 pm and went back home. At home I finally watched this week’s Castle on Hulu Plus on Playstation 3, and I absolutely loved it.  Afterward I … Continue reading

Media Diary: Day 5

Woke up at 9:30 this morning, which was not fun for me.  No media until listening to Gamescoop on the bus over to campus.  About halfway there I finished and switched over to the Giant Bombcast (yet another video game podcast). Got to campus at 11 and before I could interact with anything in my … Continue reading