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Twihard’s

‘Twihards’ are diehard Twilight fans, and, according to one fan, they were “really trending last year”. These fans thrive on interaction with Twilights romance fantasy theme, evidence of which can be found on Facebook and Twitter. But what does this really have to do with Social media? How can we study … Continue reading

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Response to I won’t tell your secrets

Anytime I think of safe space, I think of Joyce, she taught a life skills course for young people, my mom enrolled me in her course when I was fifteen. Joyce talked a lot about mediation and encouraged us to … Continue reading

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Response to Coltan, Exclusion, and the digital divide

Great topic! I really like the way you bring the digital divide concept into questions of public accountability. I think you did a wonderful job showing how changes in technology are marketed to us on a much larger scale than … Continue reading

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The Tweeted Times

“It’s like a blog only smaller”. I’m talking to my teenage cousin about Twitter. She explains Twitter is like a blog, but what I really had asked her was “Why do you use Twitter?” However, I think she is simply accustomed to older … Continue reading

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Politics of Online Porn?

Are you a daily porn watcher? Or perhaps only when the setting is right? Different patterns exist, different tastes and habits, yet one thing is for sure, online users can access porn like never before. The online porn industry is … Continue reading

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Digital Feminist activism compared to what? ….!!

Comparing social media to the clitorus kinda freaks me out. But its common language for some feminist social media activists and educators right now. The metophor is about feminist digital activism. It describes what we see on facebook, twitter, and my space as being a “tiny part of … Continue reading

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Is ‘Consent Sexy’ Online?

“Consent is Sexy”  read my classmates t-shirt. The campaign recently happened at CU, great turnout, so I was happy to see the message still circulating. “Neat!” I thought, “A fellow feminist to share politics with”.  This was a class where ‘gender issues’ is written into just … Continue reading

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