It would seem that the supporters of WikiLeaks have found a home in the online Reddit community. While the website has been the cause of much attention for it’s GamerGate controversy, and has been one of the main platforms for its propagation. The platform bills itself as a news aggregation/bulletin hybrid, where users can comment… Read More WikiLeaks on Trial?
Access Contested: Toward the Fourth Phase of Internet Controls Do you think the Great Wall of China is blocking access to worldwide markets? Do you think countries would be able to keep up with adjusting their censorship tools to align with the evolution of the internet? In delegating surveillance and censorship to private companies, who do… Read More Reading Questions – 28th November, 2016
Ben and Jerry the founders of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream came to GSU to speak about the forming of their ice cream business and the importance of social responsibility. From their very humble beginnings of a corner store with used ice cream machines and a $12,000 initial investment they involved their community in… Read More Distinguished Speaker Event: Ben & Jerry’s (Honors College Participation)
Style is everything. Well if not everything than a large portion of persuasive work revolves around style. Many will argue that content dictates power of the argument. In some ways this is the case, but in many other ways strength or soundness of the logic means very little. Tone and appeal often resonate in a… Read More That Gut-Feeling something other than Indigestion
Although the Gamergate controversy has petered out a good bit (thank god, deep breath), the rift betwixt the two sides of this phantasmagoria couldn’t be bigger, and this doesn’t just include the opinions each side has. It is quite illustrative of where each community comes from by looking at the large disparity in how each side uses… Read More Gamergate – Falling With Style
White nationalism is not mainstream. Trump winning over the majority of the country has shocked the mainstream, liberal world. Racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and sexism have been looked down upon and shunned in the mainstream world. Liberals (including myself) believed this was the future and it could not be derailed. Now we see that this isn’t… Read More Fear the Liberal Agenda
Over the past few months I have spent a considerable amount of time sifting through different platforms of social media, looking at different users, and especially analyzing the type of media released. While researching what the fight for Trans rights looks like I’ve come to understand the kind of narrative that has been created for… Read More The Style of the Issue