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.
In preparation for our in class activity on Thursday. You should have exchanged Part II of your assignment with someone else in class. Take a look at the final paper topic of your partner and see if you can answer these questions:
1) what is the problem space?
2) what argument is this student making?
3) do the references/sources seem relevant and specific to the final paper topic?
Also, take a look at the outlines you generated last Thursday available here.
We handed back assignment 2 in class today.
Also see our feedback on assignment 2.
Due to travel to the ICTD conference in Atlanta, Prof. Burrell and GSI Elisa Oreglia will not be holding office hours this week. Please send an e-mail if you need to consult or arrange a meeting before next week.
Don’t forget to check out the Pew Internet and American Life Project website for recent data and reports that might be useful for your final paper. The report on technology ownership across the generations that we discussed in class is available here. The graph of technology ownership trends (2006-2012) is here.
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.
Last year’s assignment 2 was accidentally posted on the website for a few days, an oversight which we corrected yesterday (and announced in the i203 mailing list). Please double check that you are looking at correct assignment sheet which should have questions about The Myth of the Paperless Office and a due date of March 6th.