About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Today was an interesting experience on Twitter. Somehow, a whole bunch of people latched onto a few one-year-old newspaper articles about the California Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, and interpreted the articles as news that they had … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve done a link-dump, but it’s probably time. Most of the stuff I read now gets linked to from my Twitter account. • Slate’s new women’s website doesn’t seem very feminist according to Feministing—or perhaps … Continue reading
In cased you missed it (the Internet seems in an uproar around this), but Amazon.com has removed the sales rankings from many gay and lesbian texts, claiming, as I understand it, that they are adult content. Jezebel has a discussion … Continue reading
This is a funny little commentary on microblogging (via the philosophist): My favorite line: “At first I was like, there is no ‘I’ in ‘nanoblogging,’ but yeah, there is.”