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Roundtable: Social Networking Sites October 25, 2007

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Saturday morning I went to the roundtable on social networking sites. More and more I’m finding that the distinction between blogs and social networking is unclear, so I was quite sure that this would be an interesting discussion and relevant to what I’m doing. The panelists were Daniel Skog, danah boyd, Amanda Lenhart, Jan Schmidt (who has blogged his responses to the pre-posed questions here), Nicole Ellison, Nancy Baym, and Jeff Hammerbacher.

The format that the session took makes it hard to do a coherent write-up… so mostly I’m going to transcribe my notes. (more…)

Session: Vlogs and Visual Media October 25, 2007

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Friday was my day of going to stuff that sounds cool and is fun to think about but isn’t necessarily directly related to my research. In this session we saw a film presentation from Richard Hall on video bloggers, from Elizabeth Losh on blogspats and “visual arguments”, from Erika Pearson on Fanips, and from Lori Kendall on multi-media conversations. (more…)

Session: Space & Place October 20, 2007

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This was my session! Mark’s and my paper (Space and Place: New Playgrounds of 21st Century Life) was paired with papers by Jakob Linaa Jensen on virtual tourism and a paper by Homero Gil de Zuniga about geoidentity and new vs. traditional media.

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