Retained Knowledge

In Rober W. Gehl’s article “The archive and the processor: The internal logic of Web 2.0” he talks about serves and memory storage in the Web 2.0 era. Moe specifically how this relates back to social media and the instantaneous interactions between users. This does begin to create some interesting points. With how social media…

YouTube’s New Comment Moderation

On the Internet it is common to find references to the YouTube comment section and more specifically how awful the YouTube comment section can be.  Many YouTube comment creators will claim that they love their viewers for the fun and productive conversations that can develop but in order to get to these productive comments one…

Can Academic Writing and Troll Language Mix?

Can academic and troll communities really mix? I have read academic articles on the troll community in the past and often they never seem to get these correct, or just have a viewpoint that doesn’t fit the tone of the trolling community. Now I am not saying that I am some expert on what trolls…

Ads Are Not Evil

            Advertisements are not necessarily evil. It is easy to use words like “corporation” to make YouTube seem evil. Saying that YouTube is corrupted by Google because of the shift to monetization seems to be a statement given when only looking at the surface of the argument, but just digging a little deeper one can…

A Spoiler Society

Internet Culture in many different ways has been built with spoilers in mind.  Spoilers being the reveal of content or secrets in a work that could potential ruin surprises for consumers that have yet to reach that scene or moment. Spoilers is nothing new or unique to the Internet community, in high school I remember…

What Makes the Canon?

In many classes we can end up discussing the canon, what is and isn’t notable or what    accurately defines a time period or subculture in its’ work.   When researching we must take into account the credibility of sources, who said what, sources are important to figuring out how credible their information is. These are the…

Unfair Expectations

Video games are a developing culture. That is not to say I am defending video games for the many questionable actions they have taken over the years, but I feel it is important to note video games are very young when compared to most other media and entertainment.  Yasmin B. Kafai, Melissa Cook, and Deborah…