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  1. Oct 2017
    1. n this link, one can see the before and after of some users reactions to finding out the shooter was a white man. In an effort to alleviate their cognitive dissonance they spread the idea of the shooting is a false flag. I really expect nothing less from this site at this point. I have been in enough chat rooms at this point that my opinion of people on the internet is not high. However, this level of racism and exclusion is soul-crushing compared to what I was taught this country to be growing up. The world is not as sunshine and rainbows as parents would want it to be.

      Very interesting. Try to delve more into the specifics of the language and relate it back to RM. This would make a really intriguing project. Let's talk.

    2. The moderators, however, doubled down on their love of trump and expressed that he was in absolute control over the cabinet with his expert communication skills. Combine the moderation team with The Donald’s love for quasi-journalistic sites like Breitbart and you have a recipe for quick spreading propaganda

      Fascinating stuff. But try to find specific textual examples that fit RM's definitions.

    3. I find it fascinating that despite all our access to information and higher education, Miller’s answer to stopping demagoguery came down to the golden rule. Ancient social movements have been saying it for millennia but the more I study the more I see how true it is. Treat people with the respect that you would want to be treated back to you. Obviously, every situation has its o

      I had the same reaction.

    1. ws and ultimately shapes the way we see the world. Now with companies like Google profiting off of this information and incentivizing us to pick sites and information, we agree with we are stuck in our own bubbles. Alien to entire other ways of thinking on the internet. The internet has the power to unite us all. Begin the foundation for a global culture as people from all walks of life share their ideas and opinions. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem all that profitable and by sectioning off the internet into different isolated groups more companies can mine and sell off more and more of our data. Keeping people distracted and divided instead of one big collective conscious. Boyd seems like a smart woman who can help the world a ton by showing it what it is

      Interesting discussion of Boyd. But capture more of the author's key claims before moving to response, and try to do a little more precisely.

    2. he establishes this claims by first explaining a common phrase known as digital literacy.

      It's more a common definition of set of assumptions about digital literacy that she sets out to tackle.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. Now we have books and excerpts from all around that can easily pass information, which is why we have the highest literacy rates in all of human history but maybe something is lost. Maybe that sense of community and coexistence is gone and we are searching for it but can’t seem to find it. Who knows hypotheticals are silly. Sundiata was a textbook example of an oral story as understood through the lenses of Ong’s description. Oral traditions can give a new perspective to stories we have all heard since we were children.

      This is good, insightful commentary. But try to make use of textual analysis as a way of illustrating and anchoring your discussion of texts.

    2. or native tongue the poem has even greater flow and works more like a communal song with the audience participating with the speake

      That is how I imagine it. The call and response structure gives us a glimpse into what the performance must have been like.

    3. This would have been necessary for the people to better remember this tale.

      Yes, and it's also part of composing - if you have no way of writing things down as you compose, you need to create "chunks" that can be memorized, and in you will likely use lots of repetition when performing the story.

    4. epetition is seen to close out each stanza.

      Yes, when you count all the instances it is remarkable. There is so much repetition.

    1. Beyond that, I found this article incredibly informative and a wonderful read.

      I enjoyed this post. Keep up the good work. Try to capture authors' claims a little more precisely and give some more quotations to illustrate your analysis. Look forward to reading more.

    2. I am also curious as to the current status of Ushahidi

      So am I - perhaps you could investigate in your paper? If you are interested in the ways social media are used for social change and activism it could be something to include.

    3. As a writer with poor grammar, it definitely shocked me

      I was also surprised, but the work by Lunsford (and others) is pretty persuasive.

  3. Apr 2016
    1. The revolution changed everything

      Did it really? I mean Les Misérables didn't go so well. Oh wait never mind I see. True true. Revolution. Slavery would not be abolished for another hundred years, but the Revolution saw the dawn of an organized abolitionist movement. English traditions such as land inheritance laws were swept away almost immediately. The Anglican Church in America could no longer survive. After all, the official head of the Church of England was the British monarch. States experimented with republican ideas when drafting their own constitutions during the war. All these major changes would be felt by Americans before the dawn of the nineteenth century.

      The American Revolution produced a new outlook among its people that would have ramifications long into the future. Groups excluded from immediate equality such as slaves and women would draw their later inspirations from revolutionary sentiments. Americans began to feel that their fight for liberty was a global fight. Future democracies would model their governments on ours. There are few events that would shake the world order like the success of the American patriotic cause. From slavery to women's rights, from religious life to voting, American attitudes would be forever changed.Interesting how Shakespeare was about part of that.