Week 10 Discussion Questions part 2

Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic…) Political Media Machine Hermann mention’s the hyperpartisan nature of Facebook’s newsfeed. Is this beneficial or detrimental to society as a whole? Simple Facebook pages are gaining followings rival offical news organizations (like CNN). Is it possible that Facebook could replace offical news organizations as the primary source of news?… Read More Week 10 Discussion Questions part 2

Links for Class Today

Today we will be going into LamdaMoo Connect here: telnet://lambda.moo.mud.org:8888 If you are using a tablet (check here for how. Please see the list of instructions for navigating Lamdamoo (established 1990) Next, try visiting Aardwolf – http://www.mudconnect.com/fmud/?host=aardmud.org&port=23 (established 1996) Aardwolf wiki The Aardwolf adventure is set in Andolor. The Continent of Mesolar is the central hub of civilization on Andolar.  

Gamergate vs. The Institution: The Battle Continues

Gamergate supporters have gone to pains to position themselves against mainstream and old media sources and their coverage on this issue. In fact, one of the main pillars of their argument is that the media (especially the older, more established media outlets) are in total collusion with the game developing ‘elite’ as they call it.… Read More Gamergate vs. The Institution: The Battle Continues

To communicate, or not to communicate, that is the question.

Media comes from the plural of medium the channel through which an idea is conveyed. Media exist as the channels through which an idea or ideas are expressed. From grunting and gesturing to orality and transcription various channels intertwine to establish human interaction. The means may change or alter but the principle remains focused upon… Read More To communicate, or not to communicate, that is the question.