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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

Response: Hypertextuality: Moving Forward or Moving Back? (Revision)

Ilana Snyder makes a strong, compelling argument about the changes in textuality and the growing values of hypertext in the chapter “Reconceiving Textuality.” However, there are negative and opposing aspects to hypertext, which she does not consider. Snyder disregards the value of authorial intent. Although, hypertextuality is appreciated because it is a “democratization of access … Continue reading

Response: Who’s the Real Jerk in Dogshaming?

Dogshaming was originally created when Pascale Lemire and fiancé Mike LeBlanc found their dog chewing a pair of boxers under the bed. Clearly, as any pet owner knows, the punishment is to take a picture of your dog looking fairly ashamed, with a note positioned beside the dog (and hopefully the destroyed object) detailing the … Continue reading

Response: The Misguided Revolution

Jay Rosen enthusiastically voices his dissent for mainstream media in “The People Formerly Known as the Audience.” The chapter expresses a revolt of the public against the oppression once exerted by powerful media such as the printing press, radio and television. Rosen claims that new media overturns the top-down divulgence of information by giving previously … Continue reading

Response: The death of the Audience and the Users’ Power

In “The People Formerly Known as the Audience”, Jay Rosen declares that the audience is dead. His article is a kind of open letter to traditional media informing them that “we”, the users, have the power. By this affirmation, he means that the one-way form of communication, from the media to the audience, no longer … Continue reading