Category Archives: Internet culture

Warnick (2007): Rhetoric Online

Rhetoric Online: Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web by Barbara Warnick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Warnick’s Rhetoric Online is a helpful contribution to the study of persuasion in political discourse online. Warnick argues persuasively that scholars … Continue reading

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notes from the interblags: post RSA edition

Yesterday concluded the RSA Summer Institute, held here at Penn State. Participants from around the country came to discuss rhetoric in either a week-long seminar or a weekend workshop (or for some, both). I was in the Queering Rhetorical Studies … Continue reading

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on the internet, no one knows you’re not Tony La Russa

EDIT/UPDATE: After reading Collin’s comment, I decided to research further. The lawsuit was settled out of court, but part of the issue was distasteful references to players who had died of heart conditions or driving accidents. Bad taste! I’d sue … Continue reading

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notes from the interblags: ereading, twitter, plagiarism, potato chips

• Harvard Business: An analysis of Twitter based on gender. Men are more likely to follow other men and more likely to be followed by more people, although there are more women on Twitter than men. Additionally, 90% of the … Continue reading

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hate and web2.0: tweeting hate

Mark links to this post of tweets celebrating the assassination of Dr. Tiller, who was murdered in his church on Sunday because he provides abortions. The tweets are a bit sickening, I think. I’ve read plenty of scholarly work on … Continue reading

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