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Choose Your Own Adventure on Facebook

Following a lead from Writer Response Theory, I started reading Sugarcane, a “choose your own adventure” application on facebook.  At first glance it looks a bit tiresome, with pretty closed choices to click on to follow one of several pre-planned paths.  But on closer reading, it actually includes options for editing the story and adding [...]

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What are you doing? A seemingly innocuous question, but… think again.

I’ve been studying with interest my 100+ friend’s status reports on facebook as they regularly change, and to a lesser extent my twitter followers responses to the question “What are you doing?“. As most readers of this blog will know, I am fascinated with the way language constructs identity and the sorts of discourses that [...]

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My Digital Fiction Presentation for Futures in Literacy Conference

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My Students on Facebook

Just like a lot of other social networking spots before it (youtube, myspace, and even way back in the days where IRC was all the rage), facebook is beginning to get some negative press and there are calls to ban it in the workplace and to ban it in educational institutions. Some of my undergrad [...]

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Rate My Dorm Room

From the article: Old media targets the facebook crowd comes this: …many traditional media companies are also seeking to capture the Facebook crowd. But one such “old” media company hoping to make big a youth push that might surprise you is E.W. Scripps (SSP), the newspaper publisher that also owns cable channels Food Network, DIY [...]

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The Cross-Media Self

Yesterday when I added Andy Piper as a friend on Facebook, I flippantly said “now we’re friends everywhere” – since I knew him on Second Life, on Facebook, on twitter, on flickr, on his blog, and through his comments on my blog. He paused for a while, then replied with a wide ASCII grin: “friends [...]

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On Facebook and Twitter: more from me and my new friends

On Facebook: Here are two fantastic podcasts to listen to about Facebook: Tama Leaver discusses the recent MySpace / Facebook class meme that has generated a lot of International media attention, on Australian radio Robert Scoble (and Calacanis and Felder) debate the value of facebook, particularly for the business community and its potential for viral [...]

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The Writing and Communication Process in Facebook and Twitter

Thanks to cmduke, my twittering pal, I have now discovered the perfect word to describe the communicative event: ambi-synchronous.  My genre colleagues will love this I’m still learning what I can and cannot say on twitter.  I love the economy of signs/text, I love the interaction, I am fascinated with the different identity styles being [...]

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Facebook: A Space to Play

I’m now on facebook!  Thanks to my friend Kate who I bumped into at the BlogHer Conference in Second Life, and who told me that you can play scrabble through facebook, I stopped resisting and joined up, and yes… now I am addicted! And enjoying a long distance one word a day game of scrabble.  [...]

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