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sanjaivanov

sanjaivanov has written 7 posts for New Media Genres

Response: “What is Sticky Enough? Blogging and Privacy” (Revision)

Solove reminds that blogs are public – even those believed to be “a needle in the electronic haystack of cyberspace” can be and are read by people for whom they were not intended (51). After pointing out how wrongful the assumption that only “friends and family” will read our blog posts is, Solove talks about … Continue reading

Response: Revision of Summary: Carolyn R. Miller and Dawn Shepherd’s “Blogging as a Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog”

By examining the particular social context in which blogs emerged (the kairos) and further providing an account of the content and form and by tracing the origins and the social actions performed by blogs, Miller and Shepherd offer a comprehensible definition and analysis of the blog, a phenomenon which obtained the status of a genre … Continue reading

SLR and P&S weekend

I spent the weekend either taking photos or thinking what would make a good photo. On Saturday, I took my P&S camera to Allan Gardens Conservatory, where I was the only one taking photos of the plants and flowers without an upgraded huge camera or an iPhone. My flowers did not turn out that bad: … Continue reading

Summary: Bronies in the Press

The newspaper articles about the Bronies I have come across focus either on the fact that males like My Little Pony and try to trace the origins of the “virus” or attempt to determine the outcomes the new fandom brought about in terms of gender changes. In its mini documentary about Bronies, The Guardian searches … Continue reading

Summary: Carolyn R. Miller and Dawn Shepherd’s “Blogging as a Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog”

Miller and Shepherd attempt to define the blog, a phenomenon which obtained the status of a genre in just several decades. By examining the particular social context in which the blogs emerged (the kairos) and further providing an account of the content, form, the shared origins and the social actions performed by blogs, the authors … Continue reading

Summary: WordPress’ “fascinating terms of service”

When a user signs up for a WordPress.com account, he agrees to the “fascinating terms of service,” as the people at Auttomatic, Inc. describe them. The very first paragraph of these fairly short and easy to read terms of service, after encouraging the users to express themselves freely, reminds them to be responsible in what … Continue reading

Response: “I heard it through the grapewire” – gossip and privacy online

Solove’s chapter reminds of the effects some blogs believed to be “a needle in the electronic haystack of cyberspace” can have on people after they are read by people for whom they were not intended (51). After pointing out how wrongful the assumption that only “friends and family” will read our posts is, Solove talks … Continue reading