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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.
By Colin, Vanessa, and Jacob
Is today’s Facebook really the new MySpace? Is it a networked public that plays a crucial role in the development and performance of teen identities? Or has it become an extension of an age-segregated culture where parents aggressively constrain their children’s behavior? In this blog post, we discuss key differences between Facebook and MySpace that may lead Facebook to play a very different role in teen’s lives than MySpace did when danah boyd wrote “Why Youth Heart Social Network Sites.” We focus on Facebook’s features and use today, instead of Facebook at the time MySpace was popular.
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.
Here are a few (anonymized) answers from assignment 1 that received a perfect score.
answer for question 1 – using Diffusion of Innovations (Rogers) and Fischer’s User Heuristic approach
another answer for question 1 – using Actor-Network Theory (Latour) and Fischer’s User Heuristic approach (with brief mention of Bijker/SCOT)
answer for question 2 – using Social Construction of Technology (Bijker) and Actor-Network Theory (Latour)
answer for question 3 – using Fischer’s user heuristic approach and Social Construction of Technology (Bijker)