Link to the “What Wikipedia is Not” page Stuart mentioned in class.
This month’s issue of the journal New Media and Society has a number of articles relevant to some of your final paper topics. The articles cover YouTube memes, eReaders, texting behavior, norms (and their violation) on Facebook, etc. Check out the Table of Contents.
See this recent article (2010) titled “The Network in the Garden: Designing Social Media for Rural Life” by Eric Gilbert, Karrie Karahalios, and Christian Sandvig. Thanks to Michael for locating this.
Elisa will be leading a mini-workshop on looking for resources and creating a bibliography for the final paper at 8:30 am this Thursday. She will be around until 11, so drop by whenever it is convenient.
Also see this list of resources to help you find academic articles for your final paper.
An evolving collection of links on del.icio.us that are relevant to INFO 203. Most of these are news items that touch upon course concepts. If you are still looking for a final project you might find something here.
Finished up your assignment 1 early? Have a little extra time on your hands? Here, read this: “Step 1: give every kid a laptop. Step 2: learning begins?” today in Ars Technica.