week 11 directions

https://youtu.be/gIf8nF0l9rg

Week 11

 

Welcome to our eleventh week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 11, let’s overview quickly our week 10 activities.

Week tenth was about improving our multimedia skills and seek ways to enhance the impact of your social media strategy; e.g. using gaming tactics to engage your audience. Kizoa was one of the numerous platforms available for such activities.

 

Week 11 will continue these efforts. This week, we will seek improving our social media strategy learning storytelling techniques. That effort will be closely connected to our goal to improve our presentation skills by both: choosing appropriate tools and also tightening up to content of our presentations.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.
  2. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552382/View
  3. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  4. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:
  5. Complete your Evernote assignment:
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/3938087f-40af-405c-b303-f6e5fabd3f8a/9a3a8122e925fbb13596f5175af87373
  6. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/34116897/View
  7. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.
  8. Work on your second draft for your final project

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

data misuse

This Is So Much Bigger Than Facebook

Data misuse is a feature, not a bug—and it’s plaguing our entire culture.

ETHAN ZUCKERMAN 

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/03/data-misuse-bigger-than-facebook/556310

In the 17-months-long conversation Americans have been having about social media’s effects on democracy, two distinct sets of problems have emerged. The ones getting the most attention are bad-actor problems—where someone breaks the rules and manipulates a social-media system for their own nefarious ends. Macedonian teenagers create sensational and false content to profit from online ad sales. Disinformation experts plan rallies and counterrallies, calling Americans into the streets to scream at each other. Botnets amplify posts and hashtags, building the appearance of momentum behind online campaigns like #releasethememo. Such problems are the charismatic megafauna of social-media dysfunction.

People are mean online, and bullying, harassment, and mob behavior make online spaces unusable for many people. People tend to get stuck in cocoons of unchallenging, ideologically compatible information online, whether these are “filter bubbles” created by algorithms, or simply echo chambers built through homophily and people’s friendships with “birds of a feather.” Conspiracy theories thrive online, and searching for information can quickly lead to extreme and disturbing content.

If you want to know more about who’s watching you, download Ghostery, a browser extension that tracks and can block these “third-party” trackers.

We need an ecosystem that encourages competitors to existing social-media platforms, which means ensuring a right to export data from existing social networks and new software that lets us experiment with new services while maintaining contacts on existing ones. We need to treat personally identifiable information less like a resource to be exploited and more like toxic waste, which must be carefully managed, as Maciej Ceglowski has proposed. This may require a digital EPA, as Franklin FoerPaul Ford, and others have argued—a prospect that would be more appealing if the actual EPA wasn’t currently being gutted.

Tribalism, manipulation, and misinformation are well-established forces in American politics, all predating the web. But something fundamental has changed. Never before have we had the technological infrastructure to support the weaponization of emotion on a global scale. The people who built this infrastructure have a moral obligation to own up to what they’ve done.

 

directions week 10

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/746859338846306/

Week 10

Welcome to our tenth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 10, let’s overview quickly our week 9 activities.

We are still making an effort to brainstorm on Facebook and discuss on D2L Discussion (minipaper) important current events concerning social media on a global scale as well as theoretical issues. Home and class assignments, however, are very hands-on oriented and aim to arm you with multimedia skills to create visually enhanced final project.
At the same time, we are slowly shifting our time, energy and efforts forward the final project. Your first draft was due March 15 and your second draft is coming soon.

In the next tenth week, we will continue to hone our multimedia skills, but we also want to explore the idea of gaming and gamification as one of the venues to enhance the impact of your social media strategy. You are most welcome to contribute to the offered literature, with your own findings and ideas; e.g. did you play Farmville on Facebook and how did you think it impacted your social media engagement? Have you considered promoting/selling ideas/items via social media? How do you think involving your followers/customers with games will impact your efforts?

In the same fashion, your home/class assignments are also flexible this week: e.g. if you prefer using different application then Kizoa, you are most welcome to propose and use it. I am very much looking forward to read your Wikipedia new entry.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.

https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552378/View

  1. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  2. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:
  3. https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/738a60f7-a41d-4071-96e5-c9a827f6d5dc/ad43bbcf53d3b390be285bae4e6b349f
    and
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/ef743d1a-4516-47fe-bc5b-408f29a9dcb9/52d79bfa20ee087900764eb6a407ec86
  4. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/34069378/View
  5. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.
  6. Work on your second draft for your final project

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

the Facebook scandal

My note: In the last week, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica were in the middle of the scandal; where they both in kahoot by misappropriating 30K user’s data and trying to manipulate Western voters? Now, Cambridge Analytica is pointing to a Moldovan-born, Russian (St. Petersburg’s University) teaching recipient of Russian government grants. Is there a “Russian” connection? Are all culprits innocent, as they claim, or hey are hiding something?
This issue becomes the epitome of our class: social media issue, turning into a global issue.
What are your thoughts about it?

It is remarkable, reading Kogan, to hear him repeat literally the strong advice by Aral Balkan (shared in this blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/lib290/2018/03/01/duckduckgo-privacy-free-service/) and resonated by Dr. Cal Newport (also shared in this blog http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/lib290/2018/03/05/quit-social-media/), namely – the FREE offers by the big tech companies (Facebook, Google, Amazon etc.) are NOT free, you pay with your privacy…
What is your take on this issue? Do you follow [and support] #quitfacebook #deletefacebook?

Facebook scandal: I am being used as scapegoat – academic who mined data

Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan says he is being unfairly blamed by Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

YouTube Wikipedia Fake News

Youtube has just announced that it will link to text—Wikipedia!—to help counter conspiracy theories spreading on its platform? https://lnkd.in/e4v_d-K

https://dms.licdn.com/playback/C4E05AQG3QpdHBXWT_Q/06fc904795244705a5608aeaf0aacccf/feedshare-mp4_500/1479932728445-v0ch3x?e=1521406800&v=alpha&t=IY_plFjlydLHhjhdPeLcSQPm9CrHGqabFoHK9PNxAxg

week 9 directions

Your directions to week 5 available here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/744251335773773/

transcript:

Week 9

 

Welcome to our ninth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 8, let’s overview quickly our week 8 activities.

Spring break + week 8 was your opportunity to catch up with major assignments, due January 31 and February 15. Now the third major assignment, due March 14 is your first draft. Unless, you are renowned writer, most probably you will not be able to have an excellent grade on your final project, without submitting these three assignments – they are the guarantee, you are working diligently on your final project. Institutional social media is NOT about spur-of-the-moment tweeting, or Facebooking, unless you are a president of a major country. Social media is about good-to-perfect language and planning. If you pursue a solid final project with, respectively, good grade, you need to plan and work seriously toward it.

Week 8 and spring break were also your opportunity to catch up with class discussions, whether on Facebook or D2L. Class discussions accumulate a significant percentage of your final grade.

This past eight week, the major topic was “fake news.” Fake news, undoubtedly rules both domestically and globally the headlines. It is a topic, which is intimately connected with the essence of social media. A failure to understand the phenomenon “fake news” is not a failure of this class, it is a failure to understand real life.

 

In the next ninth week, we will be embarking full throttle into the visual aspects of social media. Multimedia and interactivity are the essence of the Internet success. The Internet rendered books and newspapers obsolete to a great degree thanks to the Internet content, which is ruled by multimedia and interactivity.

This week, you will get acquainted with Infographics and will start testing presentation tools, so you can have sufficient time to choose one for your final presentation.
Using your Evernote assignments, you will be working in teams to improve your first draft toward your final project.

 

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552374/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/c29dac3e-6cd7-4754-b4c4-1486d0db0537/d58244b751394246d32e0df38343fe82
and
hands-on YouTube assignment:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/74183df6-a8fc-43eb-bbbd-64d7fd2f753b/c7b69b4208ad670eeb4a17714a78795a

  1. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/34042006/View
  2. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.

 

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class