Getting started by getting dark.

As I prep Electronic Communication for the 2018 spring semester, and consider all the online platforms I am asking students to use, all the time I am asking them to spend on screens rather than with people, I can’t help but wonder: just because I call the class “social media for social good,” is social media really good for my students?

Orge Castellano paints a dark but well-considered picture: “Social Media Giants are Hacking Your Brain–this is how.” Can we resist? Can we implement the tools in a way to build a house we want to live in? Let’s think about the course that way and see what happens.

Final “Official” Semester Blog

Staying up until 2AM reading German philosophy seems like a dangerous idea… Read my last official blog of the semester to find out what happened!!?!?

Self-Endorsement in New New Media

Anyone else notice that New New Media is almost entirely Levinson’s personal accounts?  Is he just self-publicizing?  Check out my latest post to see what I think about Levinson’s approach to social media.

The Dark Side dun dun DUN!

Spamming, bullying, flaming, trolling, 2001: a Space Odyssey, The Matrix, all that fun stuff. Learn about the Dark Side of New New Media HERE