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Review of “The Blogging Revolution” by Antony Loewenstein

Review of “The Blogging Revolution” by Antony Loewenstein

This book, named “The Blogging Revolution” is written by Antony Loewenstein, an Jewish-Australian free-lance journalist, author and blogger. During the year of 2007, he travelled to Cuba, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and China for interviewing bloggers in order...
Social Networking Sites and the Surveillance Society. (Study Review)

Social Networking Sites and the Surveillance Society. (Study Review)

Christian Fuchs was born in Austria in 1976 and is currently an associate professor at the University of Salzburg. He is mainly interested in Media and in Information society research and he's the author of many scholar papers and of...

FLIP SIDES OF PARTICIPATORY CULTURE (Book Review)

Has celebrating users’ generated content become a dominant ‘grand’ narrative of web entrepreneurs, scholars and online businesses? What is hidden behind the participatory buzz of Web 2.0? In Bastard Culture! User Participation and the extension of cultural industries Mirko...

Tatiana Bazzichelli, Networking Art – The Net as Artwork

Tatiana Bazzichelli wrote the book Networking, The Net as Artwork in Italian in 2006. The book has also been translated in English, and that’s how I got in touch with it. During classes at the University of Amsterdam our...

Book Review of Cyber Racism – Jessie Daniels, 2009

I realize the commonly held view that abortion is murder and that white women should be having children instead of aborting them. However, black women are much more likely to have abortions than white women. (...) Those fetuses that...

Follow and Connect on Twitter

On a lot of social network sites a friend has to be approved and this only works if both users add each other. This also means that one of the two can break up and the other one loses...

Using Twitter for book summaries

Every university- or college student has to deal with books to build a foundation of knowledge within a field of expertise. My learning method is no different than method other students use (I Think). This is my method; the...

Why FIFI 2008?

On November 28 the event FIFI 2008 is taking place and is being organized by the ISP XS4ALL who celibrates its 15th birthday this year. The event consists about workshops on open-source creativity, FABLAB, Web 3.0 and more. There...

Wikipedia Camping Guide: When is a Camping Worth an Entry?

When beginning to make a Wikipedia entry about 'camping Bakkum' Wikipedia said that there was already an entry about camping Bakkum, but it was removed. The reason for that is that Wikpedia doesn't want to be a camping...

Privacy in Twitter

Twitter is micro-blogging software that allows users to report and share what they are doing or what’s on their mind. It can be useful for friends to see where you are and what you are doing and it can...

Spam on Twitter

The websites and other external features around Twitter expand rapidly and the new thing I discovered today is a phenomenon that looks like spam on Twitter. Users with an arbitrary username follow me and have one tweet and no...

Wikipedia Entries

On the Dutch Wikipedia I recently added a page on a statue of a blue man carrying a blue violin case, which is located in Amsterdam. The idea was to see if the page would be removed by other...

Twitter: Faking a Train Delay

Last Sunday, I tried to put Twitter in some theoretical framework with surveillance theory. I went further in a more practical exploration of this microblogging application. Twitter is more than just a message board as compared to in my...

Huffington Post

After more and more frequently visiting the website the Huffington post I’ve been wondering if this website is a social networking site (SNS), as multiple people blog here and are connected, or is this site just a news and...

Twitter, Micro-blogging and Mcdonaldization in the blogosphere

To understand the logic of Twittering or microblogging as a blogging practise it might help looking at the...

Twitter and Simple Forms of Literary Expression

Twitter is the most popular platform for microblogging, where short text updates(up to 140 words) are posted and distributed by means of instant messaging, sms, web interface. Microblogging is next in chain of technological tools for communication that follows...

Fakebooks

Every social network service has its own parodies, the more successful it is, the more it has. I will take facebook as an example for applications and actions that play around with SNS. Facebook is surrounded by at least...

Twitter: a Member of the Big Brother Family?

My first experience with Twitter was a kind of déjà-vu. I had seen something like this before, a few years ago. It was, I think, at a music festival. There was a big screen with a telephone number. You could...

Twitter’s Implications: Is Less Really More?

It’s around us everywhere. Increasingly, the trend of creating single-phrase sentences – or aphorisms – is taking over the way we write and read, on line and offline. It almost seems as though there is no more room for...

Follow Me as I Follow You

There’s no easy or clear answer to the question ‘what is Twitter?’ as the service appears to be very simple. Users can create a profile within two minutes and start shouting something (tweet) with a maximum of 140 characters....
Facebook in a Socio-Cultural Aspect

Facebook in a Socio-Cultural Aspect

According to the statistics the age majority of Facebook users is 19 albeit there are thousands of users aged more than 60.

Facebook for Fun

Facebook is the second largest social network after Myspace.com in U.S. with around 60 million members. But it is the fastest-growing and best-known sites on the Internet today and taking into account its great expansion overseas it...

Social Networking Sites, “To Be or Not To Be?”

Ali Balunywa The famous phrase “to be, or not to be” comes from William shakespeare‘s Hamlet prince of Denmark (written about 1600), act three, scene one. It is one of the most famous quotations in world literature. “ To be or...