About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
This blog serves as a place to think through things, record thoughts, share interesting stuff, and hold conversations. Welcome!
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via Dennis Jerz, a great video of KDFW-Channel 4’s roasting of social media: More on the story
Last spring, I finally signed up for Foursquare, the social networking site and app that allows you to check in at places on your mobile device. When I first heard about Foursquare, I was skeptical: what’s the point, and why … Continue reading
Zadie Smith’s review of The Social Network and Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget gets one thing right: “Different software embeds different philosophies, and these philosophies, as they become ubiquitous, become invisible.” And of course, Smith gets other things right … Continue reading