Online review, tonight, 6-8 pm

Tonight starting at 6, ending at 8, Manisha & I will answer questions for the online review. There is one exception: please note that we will not answer questions pertaining to the Kenyatta Cheese & Molly Templeton session (you should check with classmates who were there if you were not). Post your questions in the comments below.

(There is a slight possibility I may be running late this evening. If that’s the case, I will answer questions later and update this blog post accordingly.)


38 thoughts on “Online review, tonight, 6-8 pm

  1. can someone clarify on what Jayson Blair did and if hip-hop 2.0 is the same as web 2.0. Anyone also have a good definition for a meme?

    • Hip-hop 2.0 is not the same as web 2.0. Hip-hop 2.0 symbolizes the new generation of artists who use the affordances of web 2.0

    • Meme is an image or a behavior pattern that catches people’s imagination and spreads from person to person quickly in any culture. If you remember the hand gestures that Kenyata made to explain meme he emphasized how in spreading of meme people also added and built upon the original but left its core idea intact.

    • What I have is the definition: the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. I also think it’s important to note how plagiarism can hurt a journalist’s credibility. Then use the examples that we’ve learned in class like Jayson Blaire.

  2. I had a question about the NSA and Edward Snowden. What should we be expected to know about the NSA and the Snowden case? There’s a lot of components to it so I just wasn’t sure where to go with it when studying. Thank you!

    • Reread the NY times piece that I posted on the blog for a description of the NSA. The video there is a good shortcut. You should know what the NSA is, what the controversy is, why Snowden did and what some of its repercussions are. You should also have an opinion of where you stand in the issue.

  3. Hellooo folks, can anyone elaborate on the difference between free labor and information labor? Thanks.

    • Information labor can be free but all information labor is not free. Under what circumstances and what kind of information labor is performed for free and by whom? Think about these points.

    • When we discussed the public sphere and the concept of public sphere we discussed how certain people were excluded from the public sphere. When groups of people, either because of their identities or beliefs, are not part of the public sphere or are in conflict with the norms of the dominant public sphere they can form counter publics to express their voice. Can you think of some examples based on this explanation?

    • Counter publics are basically alternatives to just one big public sphere. It gives us more avenues for how we participate outside of the “public sphere.” It reflects the complexity that there really is in society and it gives people an alternative platform to express themselves even though their habits may not fall in line with the norms of society.

    • The definition for a meme that I’ve been using is: an idea, style or action which spreads, often as mimicry. Molly Templeton talked about how memes can be understood in any language. An example that I commonly refer to is when people say something about finals and how horrible they are and then have a picture of someone who is about to be swept up in a huge wave. I don’t know if I should have more than that or if that is a good amount?

    • That would be the most important aspect. Also have you observed any impact of his use of social media on his performance?

  4. Counterpublics are alternatives to just one big public sphere
    o Diversity of all kinds
    o More avenues for how we participate in the public sphere
    o Reflects the complexity that there really is in society
    o Fights against hegemony

    • Think on these lines: What different behaviors are considered as plagiarism? In what context did we talk about plagiarism?

    • SJ state offered remedial algebra, college algebra, introductory statistics because more than 50% of students in the California State University System do not meet basic requirements. These courses were cheaper than SJ state classes and were intended to allow more people to take classes and fulfill basic and remedial requirements.

    • Look to the criticisms of MOOCs (like Ian Bogost’s pieces) for the argument about why universities turned to MOOCs and why they’re not necessarily working.

    • Disney used all the work on the public domain and reworked them into media products and then stopped other people from using those works calling on copy right issues. Here is the link to the TED talk we watched in the class

  5. Also because a large percentage of students did not meet the minimum requirement there was a need for remedial courses and introductory courses in large number and variety.

    • Public sphere is a concept that is linked to public participation and deliberation on civic and political issue of common interest. Public domain is a concept linked to copyright.

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