Henry Jenkins talks about participation culture, how through emerging technologies the kids who find school more or less boring are now finding a platform in which to channel their passions and beliefs. Jenkins longs for a world in which the people who are obsessed with anime, dungeons and dragons etc. will start to feel the… Continue reading Henry Jenkins
Read Nicholas’ readings about the silent majority and found them interesting! It was fun to get an analyst’s view of how to reach this silent majority, for example, by having anonymous surveys when dealing with subjects you’d rather not be too public about. I think that generally the term “Silent Majority” has a somewhat bad… Continue reading The Silent Majority
I read: Understanding User Beliefs About Algorithmic Curationin the Facebook News Feed by Emilee Rader and Rebecca Gray. It’s research paper that looks at how people perceive their Facebook News Feed, and how it they think it works. Interesting stuff! What stood out to me was this little piece of information: “Respondents indicate they believe… Continue reading Facebook and Hecking Algorithms
So for my contribution to the e-book, I was thinking of submitting a paper that looks at how social media has changed the way the music industry works. I’ve done some similar work before, looking at how Spotify has affected musicians compared to the old model of the pre Napster days. In this case I… Continue reading Social Media and its Impact on the Music Industry
This was a pretty nice conversation about emerging technologies, I would say. Much like a friendly chat between two people who obviously has a lot to say on different technological subjects. I’m not quite sure what to write here. They talk a lot about how technology has changed and affected our daily lives–especially families. Like… Continue reading Danah Boyd/Krista Tippett Podcast
I’ve been thinking a lot about this sort of digital apathy I struggle with online. You see it a lot more these days, or maybe more accurately; you don’t. I seem to find an increasing amount of echo chambers and people with radical beliefs online, beliefs that very often seem to be downright wrong, either… Continue reading Ruminations on a Master Thesis.
Hello world. I am a nice boy of medium age doing something academical at a school in Bergen. In this medium-aged pursuit of knowledge, I have been tasked with blogging about Rheingold’s, most-likely, seminal work: Net-Smart. This is a book. Okay, I think it’s a book. I know that it exists in written form since… Continue reading Rheingold’s Net-Smart