Category Archives: Comm506

Feeling like a slacker

I have to admit that sometimes I feel a bit guilty about my use of social media.  I feel like I should be using it in a more compelling way, posting about world issues and politics.  I am sure this … Continue reading

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Reflections

I am relieved and at the same time sad that spring session is coming to an end. This Friday we will be saying our goodbyes and many of us may not see each other in person again. This class has … Continue reading

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Asking the Twitosphere for help

Last night I was working late and trying to figure out how to create a sociogram of my social networks.  I tweeted about it and within a minute I had several responses.  The first two were from my my classmates … Continue reading

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“Friend” Issues

Have you ever made a Facebook (FB) “friend request” to someone you know quite well,  have many mutual friends in common with and that went unanswered?  This has happened to me.  I know, its time that I let it go. … Continue reading

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Clay Shirky and Collective Action

Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies – it happens when society adopts new behaviors. Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody This statement by Clay Shirky makes me feel good about the world and how we can use new technologies … Continue reading

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Social Media, Status and Insecurities

I think about all of the different social networks I am a part of and realize how blessed I am to be a part of so many great communities.  I love interacting with my community online via forums (DOC – … Continue reading

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May 7th, Comm 506

This photo offers a small sampling of the reading we have to complete for this term in both of our courses.  The text, “Understanding Social Networks” by Charles Kadushin is a bit dry but it is informative.  The text reading … Continue reading

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