At the guest talk on April 4th, Judd Antin mentioned the concept of social translucency. Here’s a reading for those of you who are interested in reading further – Erickson, Thomas and Wendy Kellogg. (2000). Social Translucence: An Approach to Designing Systems that Support Social Processes. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Vol. 7, No. 1, pgs. 59-83.
Prof. Burrell is shifting her office hours today. They are usually held 4-6pm, but will be held instead from 3-5pm. Will return to the usual 4-6pm time slot next week.
Important note: Part 1 will be a two-person writing task and a somewhat longer essay (1200 words).
Please pick a partner to write Part 1 with and pick an Internet culture glossary term (see the assignment sheet) by Thursday (4/4) and send a quick e-mail to Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know a) who you’ve partnered with b) the term you’ve picked.
We handed back assignment 2, part 2 in class last Thursday.
Here is the ‘key’ to the rubric:
1 – (1 point) topic area is clearly described
2 – (1 point) states the specific problem or problems you are engaging with
3 – (1 point) refers to one or more theoretical framework or concept from 203 that could inform your analysis
4 – (1 point) provides justification for why the problem is important
5 – (1 point) citations are listed, are appropriate, are complete.
From the Pew Internet and American Life Project (which we will talk about in class on Thursday 3/14), a brand new report on Teens and Technology. The findings document a shift away from teens using shared desktop computers at home to mobile connectivity. Mobile phone ownership among American teens is high (78%). 37% of teens owning smartphones.