Rheingold's 5 literacies and the emergence of web 2.0.
Rheingold's paper available here: http://er.educause.edu/articles/2010/10/attention-and-other-21stcentury-social-media-literacies
SFU CMNS 253 - Alberto Lusoli. September 21st 2015
a live experiment
For students, the classroom is a marketplace, with multiple
seductive attractions from the online world competing with
Sometimes we need to be vigilant to information outside our
focal area, and at other times we need to block out distractions
and narrow our attention to a spotlight.
Understanding and gaining attention in order to boost a
blog's popularity can be challenging, because one must be
able to gauge their intended audience's attention span for
the topic - Renita
I go on Facebook and scroll through Instagram daily -
however I am fully aware of the overload of
information on these platforms and the ability they
have to make us passive consumers - Melissa
Participating, even if it's no good and nobody cares, gives one a
different sense of being in the world.
When you participate, you become an active citizen rather than
simply a passive consumer of what is sold to you, what is
taught to you, and what your government wants you to believe.
Simply participating is a start.
That doesn't mean, however, that all forms of participation are
beneficial to the participant or others.
forums that engage in interesting, healthy debates are perhaps
the internet’s greatest victory - Paula
Active citizenship within the public sphere in shaping state
policies is crucial, enabling the productive communication
of issues, opinions and solutions through global
connectivity - Yasmina
A like or a share on facebook or a retweet
on twitter is my democratic vote for
whether a company, a movement or a
campaign should continue existing.
There is always that one person who is the so-called Facebook
activist who loves to post their opinion on every controversial
subject but you never see them actually do anything about it.
Social media has allowed us to feel like we are participating even
if we actually don’t do anything about it and I think that is a big
challenge we are facing now. - Sarah
Using the technologies and techniques of attention and
participation allows people to work together collaboratively in
ways that were too difficult or expensive to attempt before the
advent of social media.
In general doing things together gives us more power than
doing things alone.
As I type there is an Amber Alert out for a 2 year old girl from
Alberta, how do I know this? Every single radio station that I
like on Facebook has shared the story, and about half a dozen
of my friends have shared their posts. - Margaret
I do care about some issues that do not
directly affect my local sphere of life, but
typically the issue has to be closer to
home for me to take any action and
collaborate on a networked movement. -
One of the challenges people face regarding
collaboration is that since the internet is accessible to
almost everyone, it can be hard to find who/what you’re
looking for. You may have a great idea but if no one else
can find you because they are too busy sifting through
all the bad ideas, then your idea is kind of going to waste.
So many people are eager to help and share ideas,
which is great, but in a result of this the internet is a very
messy and unorganized place - Sarah
Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as the instantiation,
and amplification, of our innate human capacity to connect, to
socialize with others.
Understanding the nature of networks—technical and social—is
essential. Doing so is not just a matter of engineering but also a
question of freedom.
What you know or don't know about how networks work can
influence how much freedom, wealth, and participation you will
have in the rest of this century.
If one is not aware of the limitations of such expansive freedom and the
power of Internet as a mechanism of control and surveillance, one can
over step boundaries that mar one’s reputation in the personal and public
spheres. - Yasmina
Added to that is my tendency to be more consumer rather than creator
and I am put often times away from the control of my own networks to
the point that it might actually be a determent to me to maintain these
networks. - Angelo
I use social network to build my
professional image and achieve my
career goal. I intentionally connect with
people in the industry that I am
interested in to strengthen my ability. I
am well aware the power of network
and the potential benefits I could gain
through a strong social network. - Alex
Who is trustworthy—and what and who is not trustworthy—
Who decides what is relevant and what is not? Where to draw
the line separating the relevant from the non-relevant?
An example of this is web/digital
journalism: if there are two
contradictory reports, how do you
know which one to believe? - Howard
Advertisements are everywhere and with social media
exploding to greater heights, we often have to take the
time to think about what is real and what is fake - Eric
If I need an answer, I will go onto Google and
search it up, usually I believe answers found
on most websites. - Divya
Before & After
Starting from a definition of Web 2.0 (New
Media, an Introduction, p.21), describe how
literacies have changed in the shift from Web
1.0 to Web 2.0.
See you next week
For informal conversations: #CMNS253
Office hour: Monday, 17.30-198.30, HC2156