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  1. Aug 2023
  2. Nov 2022
    1. despite that scare, there’s no public record that prosecutors moved forward with felony kidnapping and menacing charges against Aldrich, or that police or relatives tried to trigger Colorado’s “red flag” law

      I think many are wondering if it's because the suspect was the grandson of a politician, "Assemblyman Randy Voepel, longtime mayor of Santee".


      Gov is usually very understanding and looks the other way when it comes to policing the friends and family of its own "officials".

  3. Oct 2021
  4. Oct 2017
    1. The writers come across as bitter, angry, and rude both argue for the benefit of smokers ignoring the rest of society and attacking the school systems for wishing to limit the exposure to smoking.

      You seem to conflate the two articles. But Miller and Shieh take different positions and argue in quite different ways. A deeper engagement with the textual details of their argument is needed - try to include in future posts.

    2. bility to smoke at any time they desire with no consideration of where they wish to smoke.

      I'm not sure the Shieh piece does this.

    3. ol for propaganda and manipulation, those exposed to the internet must approach it with skepticism.

      OK, but try to include quotes and textual evidence to flesh out your analysis.

    1. etation is what we all need

      This post does good work. You identify some of Boyd's central claims and provide a thoughtful discussion of them. Work on giving our reader the "big picture" argument and tightening your account of claims a little. Enjoyed reading this.

    2. e speaks of the responsibility of educators, parents, and policymakers to educate all in the navigation of an “information rich environment” she speaks of essential knowledge of rhetorical writing; knowing, identifying, and interpreting rhetorical writing will allow you to better understand the goal of an argument.

      Yes - good point. I strongly believe rhetorical knowledge ought to be a key component of digital literacy.

    3. Google gives unreliable results and it’s the user’s responsibility to realize this and filter the information.

      Not quite what she says - it's more we don't know how the algorithms work and the whole process is not transparent, the way it is with wikipedia.

    4. Danah Boyd author of “Are Today’s Youth Digital Natives?” examines the disparity between youths who have access to technology and those who don’t. Boyd goes on to asset that today’s youths lack digital knowledge and skills, youths lack essential understanding of fundamental flaws of technology. She begins her analysis by stating that technology is not universal, many lack the opportunity and access to digital devices, resources, and knowledge. She points out that untrustworthy information litter the internet; untrustworthy information meant to sway or mislead users and youths lack the knowledge to distinguish the difference between trustworthy and misleading news.

      Solid intro, but don't forget to mention her central claim - that the definitions many have used to talk about digital literacy are inaccurate and harmful.

  5. Sep 2017
    1. Ong understands that the audience has no initial investment in your story so you must be quick, simple, and precise; continuity, rhythm, and repetition work in unison to have a captive audience and move your story forward

      This is starting to get interesting! But I feel this analysis ends too early. I wanted to see you explain Ong's claims about oral composition, and then apply this to the Sundiata text. It seems you just got into this. Don't leave me hanging in future posts (;-)

    2. Ong’s writing is the pinnacle of prepetition ending each of his major points with repetition

      Perhaps you mean the Sundiata text contains a lot of repetition?

    1. Thomson’s writings had many legitimate claims but I feel that the claim that social media and internet benefit all forms of writing had the best ideas and supporting details. Social media has given us the opportunity to go back to the traditional way of communication, openly addressing any topic, regardless of how controversial allowing for the safe analysis and communication among all those willing to have a civil conversation. Being able to communicate through conversational and informal means benefit writing a whole, it allows for thought and the development of ideas.

      There is a lot of interesting discussion. Good to see you grappling with Thompson's claims. A few passages are a little hard to follow and could give the reader a more precise account. Something to consider in future responses.

    2. sharing written works because social media inherently takes possession of any ideas posted in its sited.

      I think I see where you are going but this could capture his claim a bit more precisely.

    3. ccess to all sorts of audience members, who then can give directs commentary and ins

      Yes, and "authentic" audiences, as opposed to the "artificial" ones found in school.