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|On April 5, 2010 njl36 wrote: Twitter as a News Source
Today’s xkcd is about how quickly news spreads on twitter. Faster than earthquakes! (More)
|On April 1, 2010 smm342 wrote: The Place for Polls
The political site I frequent the most is not run by a politician, nor a pundit. It’s surprisingly neutral, in fact – probably because its author loves statistics even more than politics. I speak of Nate Silver’s site, fivethirtyeight.com.
|On April 7, 2010 rld45 wrote: Get Your Mind out of the Gutter!
Facebook prohibits any pictures showing the breast’s areola, as these “scandalous” photographs violate Facebook’s Terms of Service, and, thus, may be removed from the site. The “Terms” section of the social networking site explicitly state that any ” (More)
|On February 3, 2010 mc473 wrote: not hello world!
Hi everyone! My name is Mabel and I’m a junior in DEA. I usually get asked what that stands for: DEA stands for design and environmental analysis (my specific concentration is interior design, but it’s not what you probably think!). And what (More)
|On February 3, 2010 cmh76 wrote: A Brief Intro
My name is Chris Hulton, and I’m a senior majoring in Information Systems in the College of Engineering. My gig is developing web applications. Coming from the technical side, it’s fascinating to study how people are actually using these technologi (More)
|On February 3, 2010 jl654 wrote: Allow me to introduce myself.
WHO AM I?
My name is Jennifer Lien. I also go by deviations of my first name. Jenn. Jenny. But please don’t call me Jenna. (That’s a whole other name.) I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York as a first generation Asian American. My family (More)
|On February 3, 2010 jms627 wrote: Intros
My name is Jamienne Santos but everyone calls me Mecha (Meesha). I am a communication major also minoring in inequalities and education. I am a short sprinter on the track team who prefers not to run anything over a 200 but sometimes gets caught up i (More)
|On February 4, 2010 mrb247 wrote: Nice to Meet You, Too!
Welcome to my blog for Professor Gillespie’s Spring 2010 New Media and Society class! My name is Melanie Baevsky. I am a Junior at Cornell University where I study Communication with an emphasis on media studies and social influence.
I have had (More)
|On February 5, 2010 emt43 wrote: custom header
custom header is a cropped image from allfreewallpaper.com (More)
|On February 3, 2010 jwt65 wrote: Hello World! …and class…mainly class…mainly TAs and professor
My name’s Jon Tai and this is my first blog post. Ever. Exciting stuff.
Anyways, boring info out of the way…I am a Junior psych major, info sci minor, theater minor (though that probably won’t exist starting next year), and visual studies minor (More)
|On February 3, 2010 awa26 wrote: Anthony Ayers: An Intro to the Wild, Wonderful World of Me
Hey, I’m Anthony Ayers. I’m a Junior Communication major with a minor in Spanish. I come from the magical, mysterious land of Long Island. I hope to be a Communication professor one day, specifically focusing on the psychological effects of virtual r (More)
|On February 4, 2010 kas377 wrote: Introduction to Kim!
Hello! I’m Kim Standridge, a junior in the Communication Department, concentrating in Media Communication with a minor in Marketing. I am a middle distance runner (800 meters up to the Mile) on Cornell’s Track and Field Team. Go Big Red!! My fami (More)
|On February 4, 2010 cbl49 wrote: An Introduction
Hi Everyone! I’m Candace, and I’m a sophomore from Hudson, a small town in upstate NY. I’m a Communication major pursuing a minor in film. Like most other people, my friends and family are very important to me. The study of the social impact of new m (More)
|On February 4, 2010 cmb334 wrote: Weather you like it or not….
My name is Chelsea Blau, I’m from Wayland, a small town just outside of Boston, Massachusetts (woo Sox!). I’m a junior in the atmospheric science program and hope to one day be your future weather woman! “Weather woman!?”, yo (More)
|On February 4, 2010 kjk36 wrote: Can’t think of anything clever…
Hello, everybody. My name is Katelyn Kirnan, but I go by Katie. I am a senior American Studies major, and am pursuing a minor in Communications. Despite my interest in Communications, I wouldn’t say I am adept at actually communicating via tech (More)
|On February 4, 2010 wvc6 wrote: What I am
I’m Willy Clark and I am a junior majoring in communications with a focus in media studies. I hope to one day use my communication degree to become a sports broadcaster and turn the obsession I have for sports analysis into something that I ca (More)
|On February 4, 2010 kik23 wrote: My first blog ever
I’m Kei Kinoshita. I was born in Michigan but now currently reside in the quiet streets of Purchase, New York, a fairly small town with only a few eateries and a post office. It’s a blast! But in all seriousness, although my town lacks t (More)
|On February 4, 2010 jrr254 wrote: All about me
So I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted to start my first blog ever. Obviously I need to start with my name but then again it’s on the top of my web page. So do I really need to repeat myself? I hope not. But for those that are not observant m (More)
|On February 4, 2010 rjl35 wrote: Intro
Hey all. My name is Raivo Lindemann, and I’m a computer science major and a senior here at Cornell. I’m originally from a little town out in the middle of Long Island. I’ve always been deeply interested in the practical side of computer science, ever (More)
|On February 4, 2010 knd22 wrote: This will probably make me look like a n00b (Kyla Dambach)
Hi I’m Kyla Dambach. I’m a sophmore in CALS, and when I actually get around to filling out an major application I will be a Comm major. I live down the Jersey shore, am on the lacrosse team and I like to procrastinate. Other than that I do not lea (More)
|On February 4, 2010 maj42 wrote: Hi everyone!
Hello everyone, I’m Michael Jaffe. I am a senior communications major and this is my last semester before I graduate. I do not know what I am going to do next year, but I hope it involves something with new media. Last summer I worked at a liberal me (More)
|On February 4, 2010 kmd88 wrote: Introduction
Hello, class! My name is Katie Duerr and I am a junior Communication major. I am focusing in Media Studies and minoring in Marketing as well. I am from the far away and exotic land that some people know as Syracuse, NY. Exciting, I know.
|On February 4, 2010 dtb53 wrote: My Dream Job is Q.V.C.
To talk a little more about myself, cause I love to do that, lol…I don’t even know if “lols” are proper in blogs. Anyways, I am a senior here. I want to work in the media, hopefully Q.V.C someday. My dream job is to be an on-air host. (More)
|On February 3, 2010 scm42 wrote: Hello blahg world
I’ve never written a blog before partly because I didn’t like the word “blog”. I think the reason for this is that “blog” sounds a lot like “blah” and “ugh” put together, and therefore associated blogging with a lot of blah blah b (More)
|On February 4, 2010 kl344 wrote: week two: introduction.
Hi there, Comm/IS 3200 bloggers and random passersby, I’m Kristie. I am a senior communication major, double minoring in AEM and inequality studies. Oddly enough, my academic passions are pretty split between the information science world and the (More)
|On February 7, 2010 jmw384 wrote: Highway to the Blogger Zone
My first blog post ever. oh m g. I’ll admit, there’s a lot of pressure in the blogosphere to be witty and snarky and cool all the time and to write about really esoteric things. Because I’m not cool, this blog will probably just be witty and snarky (More)
|On February 9, 2010 bsf22 wrote: Amazon v. Macmillan
“When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” — Kikuyu proverb
The recent battle between Amazon and Macmillan has provided a great case study to look at from the perspective of studying new media. For those of you who are unaware of the sit (More)
|On February 10, 2010 jwt65 wrote: RealD: The New 3D
The company I’m talking about is called RealD (hence the title of this post). Here’s a link to their homepage for your enjoyment: http://www.reald.com/index.aspx
In a nutshell, this company deals in 3D movie technology for use mainly in movie thea (More)
|On February 11, 2010 maj42 wrote: New Style News, Old Time Flair
I am a frequent visitor of the Huffington Post. For those of you who don’t know, The Huffington Post is a progressive media company/ online newspaper. Created by Arianna Huffington, this news company is the most visited purely online newspaper in the (More)
|On February 11, 2010 kea47 wrote: Bing Bing Bing!
Bing is the Microsoft version of Google and was released in May of last year. Bing provides search suggestions similar to other search engines, as well as an “Explorer pane” which displays a list of related searches in addition to the query sugge (More)
|On February 11, 2010 jmw384 wrote: “And on the eighth day, God created Netflix”
So if you’re reading this and you don’t know what Netflix is, then thanks for following my blog Grandma! I loved the sweater you got me for Christmas, sorry about forgetting to send a thank-you note. I’ll call you soon! Love, Justin.
Everyone else (More)
|On February 11, 2010 gsr8 wrote: Who knew Hulu… could become the new “Network”
Okay, sure, that may seem like a somewhat bold statement, but bear with me, I’ve got a lot to say on the subject. I started thinking about this when I read Hassan Shalla’s post about Hulu (credit to him for the title, by the way)(1). I use Hulu o (More)
|On February 16, 2010 jwm64 wrote: Grooveshark-Taking a bite out of Pandora
Looking through the blog posts, I saw a bunch of people writing about Pandora. In a few of the posts, people were saying the same thing, “It’s great but you can’t always skip songs, you can’t go back, etc.”
I give you Grooveshark.
|On May 9, 2010 cms326 wrote: Check it out…
Is Social Media a Fad?
I found this video while researching for our final paper and it blew my mind. (More)
|On February 18, 2010 kik23 wrote: Molding the Mush
Imagine this: you’ve got your Nike Shox on, you just got your ID card swiped at the front desk, and you are absolutely pumped as you scope the scene at the gym while heading to your one target: the treadmill. Okay, ready set go, you are finally the (More)
|On February 18, 2010 lcc53 wrote: Blogging: The “New” Soapbox?
Probably the most important thing to understand about user-generated content, when discussing its importance within the realm of new media, is that it should not be considered ”new.” Professor Gillespie discussed this in class yesterday by pointi (More)
|On February 18, 2010 naa25 wrote: stick to the basics
After reading Peterson’s article, I was astounded that he was so critical on the prospect of allowing everyday people to get involved in content cr (More)
|On February 18, 2010 jms627 wrote: I thought user-generated is a good thing?
User-generated content can be considered both good and bad. Based on the arguments presented by Jaron Lanier, it is easy to see why he would be upset about the way user-generated content is being used. It is suppose to be this wonderful thing, which (More)
|On February 18, 2010 der32 wrote: Soulja Boy: The YouTube Rapper
In response to Lanier’s post on “World Wide Mush,” I have seen several references to the various careers that have been sparked by homemade videos posted on YouTube (here and here, just to name a few). However, for all the mention of the Justin Biebe (More)
|On February 18, 2010 blb45 wrote: A Shifting Paradigm
The advent of user-generated content has marked a controversial shift amongst professional media organizations from creating online content to (More)
|On February 17, 2010 mrb247 wrote: UGC Moderated and Valued
User-generated content (UGC): stuff that people make for free. It can be silly, but much of it is valuable, contrary to Jaron Lanier’s suggestion that a contribution to a greater whole without credit or compensation lacks both meaning and worth.
|On February 24, 2010 scm42 wrote: Not so twitterrific
Ahh twitter. I’m ashamed to say I do have a twitter account, however I never use it and I’ve only made one post (http://twitter.com/smoseson) saying hi to the one friend who was following me at the time.
Twitter’s “Popular (More)
|On February 24, 2010 eew27 wrote: Twitter in 140 Characters
Twitter is one place that users do need to sort through the “mush” – but it’s all about how you make use of it. (More)
|On February 25, 2010 kck33 wrote: Celeb 1010: How to Twitter with Ashton Kutcher
Once I learn to use a certain technology, I stick to it. Having to change my email from Cornell Webmail to Cmail was like getting a tooth pulled. I hate having to upload new software, create new profiles, contacts, and just generally get acquainted w (More)
|On February 25, 2010 fdj3 wrote: Twitter As New Media
Twitter has built a niche in new media never before seen, allowing you to connect with individuals that would normally be almost impossible! (More)
|On February 25, 2010 nth5 wrote: Twittering on Twitter
Degrades our pub discourse so fast the next prez will b Jay-Z. Ppl who actually say somethin worthy=findin a needle in a haystack hayfield (More)
|On February 25, 2010 rmf38 wrote: 140
omg i totes h8 wen ppl tweet in abbrevs, lern 2 typ in eng. yo. (More)
|On February 25, 2010 sas276 wrote: A Twitter Prediction
Without major changes to its format, Twitter will somehow grow more useful and interesting in the next few years (More)
|On February 25, 2010 mag359 wrote: After this post, I feel even more like a nOOb…
Twitter was founded on the idea that people could let their followers access information they posted at any given moment. (More)
|On February 25, 2010 tt329 wrote: Twitter: A New Generation of Exhibition
I found this comical and exaggerated take on the Twitter phenomena to begin this discussion of the social network site. Twitter may just be another technology created to allow all of us to continually update everyone who could possibly care, and (More)