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Walther et al: If everyone else were jumping off a bridge, you would, too

Walther, Joseph B., Caleb T. Carr, Scott Seung W. Choi, David C. DeAndrea, Jinsuk KIm, Stephanie Tom Tong, and Brandon Van Der Heide. “Interaction of Interpersonal, Peer, and Media Influence Sources Online.” A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on … Continue reading

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danah boyd talks SNS norms and identity (3 times)

boyd, danah. “None of this is Real.” Structures of Participation in Digital Culture. Ed. Joe Karaganis. New York: Social Science Research Council, 2008. 132–157. Print. boyd, danah. “Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network … Continue reading

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in which I challenge danah boyd and Nicole Ellison to a semantic wrestling match

boyd, danah and Nicole Ellison. “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13.1 (2007): Article 11. n. pag. 28 January 2012.    True confession: I didn’t even reread this piece before I wrote this response. THAT’S … Continue reading

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in which I come back after a long hiatus to talk about Jesus

Howard, Robert Glenn. Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet. New York: New York UP, 2011. Print.  Perhaps the most interesting thing about Howard’s exploration of Christian fundamentalism online is how many of his … Continue reading

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Malcolm Coulthard could probably tell that I wrote this

Coulthard, Malcolm. “By Their Words Shall Ye Know Them.” Identity Trouble: Critical Discourse and Contested Identities. Ed. Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa and Rick Iedema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print. Well, if academia doesn’t work out, I think I found a backup … Continue reading

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Machin and Van Leeuwen trick me with “Branding the Self”

Machin, David, and Van Leeuwen, Theo. “Branding the Self.” Identity Trouble: Critical Discourse and Contested Identities. Ed. Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa and Rick Iedema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print. To tell the truth, I made some assumptions about what this chapter … Continue reading

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Jay Lemke and what we DON’T talk about when we talk about identity

Lemke, Jay. “Identity, Development, and Desire: Critical Questions.” Identity Trouble: Critical Discourse and Contested Identities. Ed. Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa and Rick Iedema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print. This entry has taken me forever to write. Lemke is useful and … Continue reading

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