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Unformatted text preview: Apr 15 (W): Intro to Documentary- Prof. Ellen Spiro- Viewing: two 30 minute videos; no additional readings- http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/03212008- Link also on Blackboard Test 2, TONIGHT (5pm, BUR106)- Same procedure as Test 1- 40 multiple choice (20% of total grade)- Get there by 4:55 pm, at the latest. - Bring pencils, erasers, and proper ID.- Key terms sheet & student discussion board on Blackboard Characteristics of Web 2.0 culture Internets impact on social life (& social capital) Current debates regarding Internet access Web culture built around user activities & user-generated content- Users build & participate in online communities- Users create & manage content- ex. social network sites (SNSs), wikis, blogs, Q&As, tagging/bookmarking & commenting on posts, integration of websites & online applications Decentralization of online production- Internet becomes source of empowerment- Encourages interactive & participatory culture Web 2.0 culture had a strong presence & played effective role in 2008 Presidential Election- Both citizens and candidates used the Web aggressively SNSs: YouTube, Facebook Blogs: The Huffington Post E-mail, campaign websites Example of cultural/social determinism- Users define how technology is going to be used (vs. Technology defines itself and determines how it will be used)...
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