Meyer_AppendixC_ Social Media

4 what is participatory culture jenkins denes

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Unformatted text preview: a scholar Henry Jenkins refers to as “participatory culture.”4 What Is Participatory Culture? Jenkins defines participatory culture as a culture with ● ● ● low barriers to creative expression and civic engagement, support and mentorship among members for each other’s creations, and feelings of social connection between members and belief that their contributions matter. Members can participate through affiliation (formal or informal membership in groups such as Facebook or Twitter), expression (producing new creative forms such as videos, zines, and mash-ups), collaborative problem-solving (working in formal or informal teams to develop new knowledge or complete tasks, such as through Wikipedia), and circulations (shaping the flow of media through blogging, micro-blogging, or podcasting).5 Being part of this new media landscape requires more than just the ability to read or use a computer. Other social skills, competencies, and “literacies” that are hallmarks of this culture include 900630_15_appC.indd 492 12-12-04 4:14 PM APPENDIX C I SOCIAL MEDIA AND NETWORKING ● ● ● ● ● ● 493 judgement—the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of information sources; networking—the ability to search for, disseminate, and synthesize information; collective intelligence—the ability to pool knowledge and compare information for common goals; transmedia navigation—the ability to follow the flow of stories across multiple medi...
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