What are the major themes, concepts, and debates of this units readings?
What do this units readings have in common?
What are some differences or tensions among this units readings?
What is a contemporary example from the media that relates to this units readings, and how is it related to a key concept?
Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship, by Danah Boyd and Nicole Ellison in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, pp. 210230.
Social Media, Commodification, and Surveillance, by Kenneth Werbin in Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (4th ed.), pp. 258277.
Privacy in a Networked Environment, by Valerie Steeves in Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (4th ed.), pp. 304320.
Contrera, J. (2016, May 25).13, right now: This is what its like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing in The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/wp/2016/05/25/2016/05/25/13-right-now-this-is-what-its-like-to-grow-up-in-the-age-of-likes-lols-and-longing/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_katherine-12p-s7%3Ahomepage%2Fstory