Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kim Jong Un’s haircut and what’s fake about the Internet

Caitlin Dewey of The Washington Post is doing a weekly blog on all those fake stories on the Internet. Follow her to get a glimpse of  just how much is fake out there. This week. it’s about Kim Jong Un’s … Continue reading

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Turkish Prime Minister bans Twitter

Turkish prime minister Recep  Erdogan has announced that he’ll  “root out” the social media network Twitter. He says it’s been used to spread damaging information about his government. You can follow the flow of events on Mashable. Initially, many tweets … Continue reading

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Dr. danah boyd reminder

Scholars Week Keynote Presentation Wednesday, March 19, 7:00-8:00 pm, SU Ballroom “Social Media and a Changing Society” Q&A with students  4:30-5:30 pm Mass Comm room 149 danah boyd examines social media, youth practices, tensions between public and private, social network sites, … Continue reading

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Hollywood and the Oscars go global…

One of our topics in Global News is the flow of cultural product around the world. We’ve talked about Hollywood’s leading role in distributing films, but take a look at Slate’s list of the non-Americans who won Oscars Sunday night. Cultural … Continue reading

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