Frightening tactic: harassment.
The Register comments on naming-as-branding.
Choosing a name for one’s offspring can be incredibly difficult. You don’t want them to be the ninth Jaxon in class, but you also don’t want them to be bullied mercilessly for the rest of their lives.
Even so, parents are increasingly pulling appellations out of their arses, in some cases to give their child a “unique” identity on social media.
Seems like a middle-class concern. So it’s good to see the cynical Reg prod the beach rubble to add to the paranoia.
Honestly, who cares? All names are “made up” in one way or another and it’s the parents who end up looking like twats, not the kids. The most disturbing thing is folk getting excited to sign their children’s right to privacy away on social media before they are able to have a say.
As always-the-second-or-third-Michael in the class, I got over it. Along with Greg, Gregory, Kim, Kimmy, Sue, Susie, Jean and Jeanie. The kid two rows in front of me named Alcott? Never heard of him again.
Sure. The Power of Advertising. What he’s reckoning is that more dish detergents and Alcoa will flog their wares on FB. Return to innocence. As it was for NBC, so it is for FB.
- 25 years of EdTech – 1998: Wikis – Martin Weller reminds us that wikis didn’t take off in education – but not without effort from a lot of us. Effort that went on from 2003 here: http://erhetoric.org/WeblogsAndWikis . Why would wiki fail? Wikis are easy to work on, but wiki-writing is hard. It doesn’t have to be hard, but the dominant rhetoric pushes against the provisional, speculative, slowly-evolving-over-time, communal work that wikis support. – (wikis edtech #en3177 )
- Project 1: Andy Campbell’s “The Flat” | Digital Fiction – Close reading and analysis of The Flat digilit. Discovers aporia / epiphany dialectic and uses that to inform the reading. Time waits for no- – (#en3177 digitallierature )
- Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20 » Nieman Journalism Lab – – (#en3177 en3177 )
- David Gergen: President Trump’s attacks on media pose ‘growing’ threat to America – Feb. 18, 2018 – > "This is what splits a country apart," he added. "In many other countries, it's been the beginnings of an authoritarian rule. And that's the larger threat hanging over us now…I find that the threat is growing."
- “Wasn’t I a Great Candidate?”: Inside Mar-a-Lago, Trump Burns as Mueller Brings More Charges | Vanity Fair – Reading the sequence and timing of Trump's tweets: This is what kairos can tell you. – (trump erhetoric )
- Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets – The Washington Post – Dateline Munich + foreign policy + trump means pay attention.
> One diplomat, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid provoking Trump, asked whether policymakers like McMaster who adhere largely to traditional U.S. foreign policy positions were falling into the same trap as Germany’s elite during Hitler’s rise, when they continued to serve in government in the name of protecting their nation. – (trump politics fascism )
- #engageMOOC – The Schedule – Antigonish 2.0 – – (engageMOOC #en3177 )
- Recognition Is Futile: Why Checklist Approaches to Information Literacy Fail and What To Do About It – A. Checklists are always a sign of non-education. B. Engagement is required. C. Heuristics and material practice count. – (fakenews openeducation mooc #en3177 education infoliteracy )
- Donald Trump’s Words Are Reshaping American Politics – The Atlantic – > Politics is downstream from persuasion, and law is downstream from language. Trump has failed to perform the role of a diligent executive, reserving much of his day for television, personal calls, and cultural encyclicals on Twitter. – (trump politics rhetoric )
- Fake news has a long history. Beware the state being keeper of ‘the truth’ | Kenan Malik | Opinion | The Guardian – The fear isn’t Trump’s proclamation but the government’s endorsement. I blame the coffee houses. – (history socialmedia freespeech )
- Home taping revisited: A mic in each hand, pointing at speakers • The Register – My nostalgia. When singles fought back at prog rock, and we taped the whole thing. In low fi. C30 C60 C90. – (music )
- Remember the Yorkie pizza horror? Here’s who won our exclusive Reg merch… – The Reg goes socio-culinary. – (food )
- Psychogeography – Geography – Oxford Bibliographies – A bibliographic entry – (psychogeography situationalism )
- What is Psychogeography? — Steemit – > "Psychogeography is the study of the effects of geographical settings, consciously managed or not, acting directly on the mood and behaviour of the individual”.
> Détournment is a dialectical tool. It is an "insurrectional style" by which a past form is used to show its own inherent untruth– an untruth masked by ideology. It can be applied to billboards, written texts, films, cartoons, blog posts, etc., as well as to city spaces. – (psychogeography dialectic )
- Psychogeography – From a cartographer
>- diverse activities that raise awareness of the natural and cultural environment around you
– attentive to senses and emotions as they relate to place and environment
– often political and critical of the status quo
- Psychogeography – With a turn towards the revolutionary. China
> Psychogeography is the effect of place upon the psyche and the importance of the psyche within the landscape. The term was first discussed in the early 1950s by Guy Debord of the Situationist International, who attributed its coining to “an illiterate Kabyle.” The concept itself is simple, ancient, and foundational to an animist view of the world. – (psychogeography dialectic )
- Will the last person to leave social media please – Another set of reasons to establish one's own blog, wiki, and domain: social sites serve policies for dollars and fold when the dosh runs short. Emerson, Self Reliance. – (DH weblogs socialmedia en3177 )
- Cut ‘n Paste Creative Commons Flickr Attribution Helper Now For Medium – Alan shows how to work with attribution. – (none)
- Why Monica (Crowley) Matters | ACADEME BLOG – "Crowley was actually breaking a law and also fraudulently claiming academic work as her own. Whatever we think of our copyright laws (and I do find them overly restrictive), they need to be respected at least as long as they are on the books." – (webpublishing copyright en3177 cc )
- DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: A Review of Memes in Digital Culture – – (memes DH )
- [toread] Moments in man-made ‘music’ and the machines behind it – – (dh )
- Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away… — Medium – It's interesting that we're *still* debating this one. Shirky emphasizes that it's not so much the machine as the content that lures – content that is *designed* to distract. – (distraction attention_economy attention )
- BEST PRACTICES IN CURATED PUBLICATION: A GUIDE – Joan Fragaszy Troyano, Ph.D Stephanie Westcott, Ph.D. White paper on establishing a scholarly filter blog. Consider it a syllabus for a collaborative grad project. Or a project for Weblogs and Wikis. Thank you to Troyano and Westcott, DHNow, and the Sloan Foundation. – (dh blogging curating filter socialmedia weblogs )
- Re-imagining Twitter – Example of how making it complex changes its potential. There's nothing intuitive about categories and stories: they are social concepts imported to bootstrap connection. What they do is make contextual information explicit rather than implicit. That adds to what can be carried by 140 characters. Ease of use gives way to augmentation. The link to lowercase capital in the subhead of the article is both a prominent move and a declaration of alignment (calling attention to itself *because* it's in the subhead). If we make it more complex, more people will use it! – (augmentation twitter socialmedia socialpractices erhetoric )
- What’s Your Algorithmic Citizenship? | Citizen Ex – A Chrome extension that records (locally) the physical location of the servers that hold the sites you visit. We have defined identity by place and origin. What happens when we become visitors? A DH project by James Bridle, co-commissioned by The space and the Southbank Centre. I'm in. – (DH identity geolocation geopsycology )
- Writing, Unteachable or Mistaught? – – (comp_theory )
- 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education – – (none)
- Land of the free and elements of style – – (none)
- [toread] Bad advice on being a good writer – – (none)
- What Matter Who’s Speaking: Access, Wikis, and YOU by: Susan Lewak – Questions that correlate the nature authorship with the materiality of writing machines are not new to either literary criticism or to New Media scholarship. However, the environment of Web 2.0, (c. 2003-present) must, by its very nature, develop and expand these questions. If the “death of the author” led to “the birth of the reader” (in an environment where information was primarily linear and controlled by publishing companies), and the electronically-based “hypertext author” raised new possibilities for multi-linear writing (beyond print-based works such as Joyce’s Ulysses), what then are the implications of environments constructed entirely by web-based, social networking applications? As never before, we can now turn to Foucault and ask, “What matter who's speaking?” (Note 1) – (socialmedia wikis )
- The Function of Digital Poetry at the Present time, Brown – – (dh digitallierature )
- The Social Life of Documents; introduction by Esther Dyson | Brown | First Monday – This article's been out there for a long time. Serves as an intro to _Social Life of Information_ – (newmedia socialmedia DH )
- Digital Exhibitionism: The Age of Exposure By Ana María Munar – theoretical framework and study on performance in social media. – (socialmedia performance #en3177 )