The Two Camps It would be hard to classify the Gamergate fiasco into distinct “organizations,” because the conflict didn’t begin that way, and never really coalesced into concrete organizations fighting each other. However, it would be appropriate to call the opposing sides “camps,” for lack of a better word. Since the conflict began very personal… Read More Gamergate – The Final Chapter (fingers crossed)
#BlueLivesMatter refers to the blue uniform that police wear. The hashtag #BlueLivesMatter is used as a tag on posts regarding anything about support and sympathy for the police force or discussing the importance of the police force in communities in general. #BlueLivesMatter is often used as a response to another very common hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, which… Read More Final Write-Up
Facebook and the New Colonialism Does the fact that users generally upgrade to the Internet soon after trying Free Basics influence Facebook’s claim against expanding its global user base? Is using the regular Facebook with ads and data gathering programs a better alternative to users than the ad-free version of the site? Which would you… Read More Social Media and Power Questions
To say that the Gamergate movement began with Zoe Quin in August 2014 would be in some ways correct but would be incredibly far from the whole story. On the most basic level it is important to note that Quin had been the subject of a low level harassment campaign for 18 months before the… Read More Gamergate- New Media, Same Old #@!^
Among the topics for our class blog, the issue that Khri and I have tracked is unique. In contrast to the social issues of the rest of the class, the reality of climate change is one that has been decided by empirical facts about the natural world. Setting aside extreme arguments like epistemological anarchism that… Read More The Climate Hoax Movement on New Media
Protecting traditional gender roles in 2016 on “new media” is one of the greatest uphill battles I have ever seen. Organizations like the “American Family Association” and YouTubers like Paul Joseph Watson were some of the only people I saw with legitimate followings and semi-legitimate arguments against progression. However, the rest of the argument seems… Read More Do We Want More Trans-People in the World?
As a quick reminder, on June 5, 2013, the Internet and in particular social networks were monopolized by a new trendline: Snowden’s interview with The Guardian was released while he was in exile in Hong Kong. Snowden who revealed that the NSA spies on everybody including US citizens was considered by some people as a… Read More Everything We Know About Snowden’s Supporters