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253W - Introduction to information technology - Week 2

Alberto Lusoli
September 21, 2015

253W - Introduction to information technology - Week 2

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

Alberto Lusoli

September 21, 2015
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  1. NEW MEDIA
    LITERACIES
    SFU CMNS 253 - Alberto Lusoli. September 21st 2015

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    253
    Mondays, 17.30-18.30
    HC 2156
    Hashtag: #cmns253

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    Attention
    Participation Network
    Awareness
    Collaboration Critical
    Consumpion
    ?

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  4. a live experiment

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    Attention
    For students, the classroom is a marketplace, with multiple
    seductive attractions from the online world competing with
    physical presence.
    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.

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    Attention
    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

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    Participation
    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.

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    Participation
    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.
    - Will
    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

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    Collaboration
    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.

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    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. -
    Chris
    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
    Collaboration

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    Network Awareness
    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.

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    Network Awareness
    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

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    Critical Consumption
    Who is trustworthy—and what and who is not trustworthy—
    online
    Who decides what is relevant and what is not? Where to draw
    the line separating the relevant from the non-relevant?

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    Critical Consumption
    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

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    Web 2.0
    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.
    Today’s exercise

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  16. See you next week
    [email protected]
    Twitter.com/albertolusoli
    For informal conversations: #CMNS253
    Office hour: Monday, 17.30-198.30, HC2156
    THANKS,

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