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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Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage by Axel Bruns My rating: 3 of 5 stars Bruns’s Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond is a solid argument about how the Internet is changing the way we produce … Continue reading
David Perry has an editorial up on Science Progress in which he argues that it’s irresponsible to ban Wikipedia at a school: And this is why digital literacy is so crucial for educational institutions: we do a fundamental disservice to … Continue reading
â€¢ Claire sent me this New York Times Article on Twitter, a social networking tool I just started using a few weeks ago. An excerpt from the article: What is different about â€œquick bloggingâ€ tools like Twitter (which imposes a … Continue reading
via Blogora, an article about a new wiki to rival Wikipedia (perhaps rival isn’t the right term, but the site hopes to have more accuracy and accountability than Wikipedia). An early version of Citizendium is up.
Jim at Blogora points readers to Conservapedia, a conservative alternative to Wikipedia. Their main page notes: Conservapedia has over 3,400 educational, clean and concise entries on historical, scientific, legal, and economic topics, as well as more than 350 lectures and … Continue reading