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Deanya Lattimore

Apps for America contest - Sunlight Labs: Blog - 1 views

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    They highlight 40+ open source applications as they are used in government pages.
Deanya Lattimore

Vancouver Police Twitter a day of activity - 0 views

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    Vancouver police twitter a day in the life. CTV.ca News Staff Date: Thu. Dec. 9 2010 10:29 PM ET From the mundane to the compelling, the Vancouver Police Department posted every call they received to Twitter on Thursday, in a plan that is equally about social networking as it is about crime prevention. Sample tweets included: "Man in custody after an attempted theft of beer from a loading truck," and "police are looking for an elderly man who wandered away from his care home." While officers took out personal information that may have violated privacy protocols, the stream of short entries read like the daily diary of a police department. The stream was for a 24-hour period and won't be continued on Friday. Vancouver police say that the stream is a chance to educate people on the volume of calls they get each day, and also to publicize the launch of the force's Twitter profile, which they believe will become a crucial link to the community. "We're going to keep people much more updated with what the Vancouver police is doing," said Const. Anne Longley Thursday. While the gambit proved effective (some 2,300 people began following the VPD by Thursday evening), it didn't always run like clockwork. "Sorry for the last typo's ... I think I need a break soon!" read one tweet. But the micro-blog entries also show potential for the future. In one entry, the VDP wrote: "Report of a suspicious person checking out a building and property. Police looking for him now. Call 9-1-1 if you see suspicious activity!" Considering the instant and far-reaching applications of the web, a Twitter profile could become a savvy crime-fighting tool in the future. Vancouver isn't the only police force in the country to launch a Twitter profile; most departments in Canada already have them. A media expert said that the force's decision to get on Twitter is savvy, given the increasing importance of communicating online. Twitter recently announced that it has 145 million users -- not bad consideri
Deanya Lattimore

Student Avatars in the Flesh - 0 views

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    Panel at the online portion of the Computers and Writing conference.  3 undergrads share their experiences creating SL avatars.  Videos available on this page.
Deanya Lattimore

Is There Social Capital in a Social Network Site?: Facebook Use and College Students' L... - 0 views

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    Is There Social Capital in a Social Network Site?: Facebook Use and College Students' Life Satisfaction, Trust, and Participation1
    Sebastián Valenzuela 1 Namsu Park 1 Kerk F. Kee 1
    1 University of Texas at Austin
    1 Earlier versions of this study were presented at the 2008 International Symposium on Online Journalism and the 2008 APSA Preconference on Political Communication. For intellectual and financial support on this research, we thank Sharon Strover. Helpful comments at various stages were provided by Jeff Gulati and Talia Stroud. Corresponding author: Sebastián Valenzuela [sebastianvalenzuela@mail.utexas.edu]

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    This study examines if Facebook, one of the most popular social network sites among college students in the U.S., is related to attitudes and behaviors that enhance individuals' social capital. Using data from a random web survey of college students across Texas (n = 2,603), we find positive relationships between intensity of Facebook use and students' life satisfaction, social trust, civic engagement, and political participation. While these findings should ease the concerns of those who fear that Facebook has mostly negative effects on young adults, the positive and significant associations between Facebook variables and social capital were small, suggesting that online social networks are not the most effective solution for youth disengagement from civic duty and democracy.
Deanya Lattimore

Educational Software - World University - 0 views

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    Free software downloads from World University Wiki.
    Welcome to World University
    which anyone can add to or edit.
    The Global, Virtual/Digital, Open, Free, {potentially Degree- and Credit-Granting},
    Multilingual University & School
    where anyone can teach or take a class or course
Deanya Lattimore

Next to Normal - 0 views

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    Next to Normal, the musical, was posted in Tweets and Twitter, but there's also a widget linked from this home site that you can use to listen to the songs.
Deanya Lattimore

twitterperformance.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 0 views

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    Performance of the Broadway show, Next to Normal, in Tweets.
Deanya Lattimore

`IM me': Instant messaging as relational maintenance and everyday communication -- Rami... - 0 views

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    (Sage has free access to this journal for a couple of months after August 1st if you register.)
    `IM me': Instant messaging as relational maintenance and everyday communication
    Artemio Ramirez, Jr

    Arizona State University, artemio.ramirezjr.1@asu.edu

    Kathy Broneck

    Pima Community College

    Few studies to date have examined the use of Internet applications in enacting `everyday' routine relational maintenance and even fewer assess how such tools complement more traditional forms of communication to sustain involvements. This exploratory study examines the role of one such tool, instant messaging (IM), in relational maintenance. Participants (N = 402) reported their general use of IM (Stage 1) and subsequently conducted and reported on a specific interaction occurring either through IM or face to face (Stage 2). Among IM users, significant gender and the types of relationships differences emerged in `every communication.' Findings also indicate how IM is being utilized in conjunction with other communication channels. New research opportunities for examining relational maintenance processes employing IM are advanced.

    Key Words: computer-mediated communication * instant messaging * Internet * relational maintenance * routine interaction

    Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol. 26, No. 2-3, 291-314 (2009)
    DOI: 10.1177/0265407509106719
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    `IM me': Instant messaging as relational maintenance and everyday communication
    Artemio Ramirez, Jr

    Arizona State University, artemio.ramirezjr.1@asu.edu

    Kathy Broneck

    Pima Community College

    Few studies to date have examined the use of Internet applications in enacting `everyday' routine relational maintenance and even fewer assess how such tools complement more traditional forms of communication to sustain involvements. This exploratory study examines the role of one such tool, instant messaging (IM), in relational maintenance. Participants (N = 402) reported their general use of IM (Stage 1) and subsequently conducted and reported on a specific interaction occurring either through IM or face to face (Stage 2). Among IM users, significant gender and the types of relationships differences emerged in `every communication.' Findings also indicate how IM is being utilized in conjunction with other communication channels. New research opportunities for examining relational maintenance processes employing IM are advanced.

    Key Words: computer-mediated communication * instant messaging * Internet * relational maintenance * routine interaction

    Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol. 26, No. 2-3, 291-314 (2009)
    DOI: 10.1177/0265407509106719
Deanya Lattimore

Social Networking Backup - 0 views

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    Options for backing up social media from Bob Rankin. Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, MySpace
Deanya Lattimore

Twitter dot EDU - 0 views

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    Using Twitter in Higher Education, presented by the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group (TLT Group).
    FridayLive conference resources.
Deanya Lattimore

Jockipedia - 0 views

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    Welcome to Jockipedia, the definitive source for Athletes First-Person Communication. 3,523 Athletes.
Deanya Lattimore

Practical Travel - Having a Travel Problem? Share It on Twitter - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    As hotels, airlines and other travel companies line up on Twitter to promote their brands, customers who voice their grievances in the form of tweets are getting surprisingly fast responses for everything from bad airplane seats to poor room service.
Deanya Lattimore

Children, Youth, and Environments 19(1) 2009 - 0 views

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    Children, Youth and Environments
    Vol. 19, No.1 (2009)

    > The Fast-Paced Change of Children's Technological Environments
    > Nathan G. Freier and Peter H. Kahn, Jr.
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    > Environments Expanded: Interactive Humanoid Robots and Androids in Children's Lives
    > Takayuki Kanda, Shuichi Nishio, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Norihiro Hagita
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    > Cultural Environments: From New Zealand to Mongolia: Co-Designing and Deploying a Digital Library for the World's Children
    > Allison Druin, Benjamin B. Bederson, Anne Rose and Ann Weeks
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    >Teaching with Hidden Capital: Agency in Children's Computational Explorations of Cornrow Hairstyles
    > Ron Eglash and Audrey Bennett
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    > Natural Environments: An Ethnographic Comparison of Real and Virtual Reality Field Trips to Trillium Trail: The Salamander Find as a Salient Event
    > Maria C.R. Harrington
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    > Youth Day in Los Angeles: Evaluating the Role of Technology in Children's Nature Activities
    > Deborah J. Chavez
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    > Underwater Explorers: Using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to Engage Youth with Underwater Environments
    > Laurlyn K. Harmon and Mark Gleason
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    > The Developing Child: Accounting for the Child in the Design of Technological Environments: A Review of Constructivist Theory
    > Nathan G. Freier
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    > Do Stereotypic Images in Video Games Affect Attitudes and Behavior? Adolescent Perspectives
    > Alexandra Henning, Alaina Brenick, Melanie Killen, Alexander O'Connor and Michael J. Collins
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    > Cookie Monsters: Seeing Young People's Hacking as Creative Practice
    > Gregory T. Donovan and Cindi Katz
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    > The Sirens' Song of Multiplayer Online Games
    > Nicholas A. Holt and Douglas A. Kleiber
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    > Learning in Technological Environments: Neomillennial Learning Styles and River City
    > Edward Dieterle
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    > Cultural Historical Activity Theory as a Tool for Informing and Evaluating Technology in Education
    > Kim Rybacki
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    > Video Games as Learning Environments for Students with Learning Disabilities
    > Elizabeth S. Simpson
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    > Lea
Deanya Lattimore

WorldCat's Identities - Goffman - 0 views

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    WorldCat.org has a new feature: search for an author, go to a detailed record of a book by that author, go down to the "Details" part of the record, and click the "Go" button beside "Find More information about..." the author's name. The resulting "Identities" record is a cool social network representation of the author. I've linked Erving Goffman's as an example.
Deanya Lattimore

Protecting Your Scholarship: Copyrights, Publication Agreements, and Open Access | Berk... - 0 views

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    Kenneth Crews will provide an engaging review of the issues affecting authors and creators of copyrightable works. Copyrightable works include not only the traditional products of academic activity and inquiry, including books, articles, lectures and class notes, but also software, databases, websites, schematics, drawings, blueprints, renderings, movies, songs, lyrics, sculpture, choreography, landscape designs, and many other products of human creativity. As more channels become available for access to these works, the issues surrounding control and use are becoming ever more complex. Dr. Crews will discuss ways for scholars and other creators of copyrightable works to operate this new environment.
    Event has a webcast and was Liveblogged.
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    Kenneth Crews will provide an engaging review of the issues affecting authors and creators of copyrightable works. Copyrightable works include not only the traditional products of academic activity and inquiry, including books, articles, lectures and class notes, but also software, databases, websites, schematics, drawings, blueprints, renderings, movies, songs, lyrics, sculpture, choreography, landscape designs, and many other products of human creativity. As more channels become available for access to these works, the issues surrounding control and use are becoming ever more complex. Dr. Crews will discuss ways for scholars and other creators of copyrightable works to operate this new environment.
    Event has a webcast and was Liveblogged.
Deanya Lattimore

Enhancing the agency of the listener: introducing reception theory in a lecture - Journ... - 0 views

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    Enhancing the agency of the listener: introducing reception theory in a lecture
    Author: Karen Elaine Smyth a
    Affiliation: a School of Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    DOI: 10.1080/03098770902856660
    Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
    Published in: journal Journal of Further and Higher Education, Volume 33, Issue 2 May 2009 , pages 131 - 140
    Subject: Higher Education;

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    This article explores a teaching approach that aims to engage learners more fully in the deep learning process that is characterised by the development of critical thinking skills. The concept of critical thinking skills is reconsidered in the context of the need to shift focus away from teaching teachers about learning to teaching students about learning. A cross-disciplinary approach is used, with the educational theory of interactional learning being placed alongside the literary theory of reception study. The result of placing these hitherto unconnected theories side by side is to open up a debate concerning the rhetoric we use when discussing the value of learning, by introducing a new discourse concerning 'dialogue strategies'. This case study of the potentials in using dialogue strategies during a lecture illustrates how students' conceptual sophistication in cognitive thinking is achieved by asking them to scrutinise their own involvement in the learning experience.
    Keywords: lecturing; cognitive; interactional; reception theory; active; learning
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    Article could be used to more substantially position projected Twitter or live blogging in a classroom environment.

    Enhancing the agency of the listener: introducing reception theory in a lecture
    Author: Karen Elaine Smyth a
    Affiliation: a School of Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    DOI: 10.1080/03098770902856660
    Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
    Published in: journal Journal of Further and Higher Education, Volume 33, Issue 2 May 2009 , pages 131 - 140
    Subject: Higher Education;

    Abstract
    This article explores a teaching approach that aims to engage learners more fully in the deep learning process that is characterised by the development of critical thinking skills. The concept of critical thinking skills is reconsidered in the context of the need to shift focus away from teaching teachers about learning to teaching students about learning. A cross-disciplinary approach is used, with the educational theory of interactional learning being placed alongside the literary theory of reception study. The result of placing these hitherto unconnected theories side by side is to open up a debate concerning the rhetoric we use when discussing the value of learning, by introducing a new discourse concerning 'dialogue strategies'. This case study of the potentials in using dialogue strategies during a lecture illustrates how students' conceptual sophistication in cognitive thinking is achieved by asking them to scrutinise their own involvement in the learning experience.
    Keywords: lecturing; cognitive; interactional; reception theory; active; learning
Deanya Lattimore

Coherence in political computer-mediated communication: analyzing topic relevance and d... - 0 views

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    Discourse & Communication, Vol. 3, No. 2, 195-216 (2009)
    DOI: 10.1177/1750481309102452

    Coherence in political computer-mediated communication: analyzing topic relevance and drift in chat
    Jennifer Stromer-Galley

    UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY,SUNY,USA, jstromer@albany.edu

    Anna M. Martinson

    INDIANA UNIVERSITY, USA, anna.m.martinson@gmail.com

    There is a general perception that synchronous, online chat about politics is fragmented, incoherent, and rife with ad hominem attacks because of its channel characteristics. This study aims to better understand the relative impact of channel of communication versus topic of communication by comparing chat about four different topics. Discourse analysis and coding for topic drift were applied to two hours of chat devoted to the topics of politics, auto racing, entertainment, and cancer support. Findings demonstrate that topic may have an effect on the coherence of chat, with discussion in the politics chat room surprisingly being more coherent than in the other rooms. This research suggests that users can sustain relatively coherent interaction on political talk, suggesting chat technology may not be an inherently problematic medium for political discourse.

    Key Words: CMC * coherence * dynamic topic analysis * online discussion * political chat * topic
Deanya Lattimore

Google Reader for class? - 6 views

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    Has anyone used Google Reader for its ability to create auto-microblogs with your class?

    Is anyone interested in trying it out with me this summer? If so, my Google mail is deanyalattimore@gmail.com.
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    It looks like he and others I've seen aren't really using the Google Reader's potential to become a blog. I'm more interested in it as a writer's tool than as an RSS reader.
    But thanks for the link, and I'm sorry that I didn't respond sooner; I looked at the links almost as soon as you'd posted them, but didn't respond. :-(
Deanya Lattimore

Investigator: Texting driver should have seen stopped trolley - CNN.com - 0 views

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    Trolley driver texting while driving injures 20.
Deanya Lattimore

Social tagging, online communication, and Peircean semiotics: a conceptual framework --... - 0 views

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    Social tagging, online communication, and Peircean semiotics: a conceptual framework
    Andrea Wei-Ching Huang

    Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, andreahg@iis.sinica.edu.tw

    Tyng-Ruey Chuang

    Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

    One of the recent web developments has focused on the opportunities it presents for social tagging through user participation and collaboration. As a result, social tagging has changed the traditional online communication process. The interpretation of tagging between humans and machines may create new problems if essential questions about how social tagging corresponds to online communications, what objects the tags refer to, who the interpreters are, and why they are engaged are not explored systematically. Since such reasoning is an interpretation of social tagging among humans, tags and machines, it is a complex issue that calls for deep reflection. In this paper, we investigate the relevance of the potential problems raised by social tagging through the framework of C.S. Peirce's semiotics. We find that general phenomena of social tagging can be well classified by Peirce's 10 classes of signs for reasoning. This suggests that regarding social tagging as a sign and systematically analyzing the interpretation are positively associated with the 10 classes of signs. Peircean semiotics can be used to examine the dynamics and determinants of tagging; hence, the various uses of this categorization schema may have implications for the design and development of information systems and web applications.

    Key Words: categorization * C.S. Peirce * interpretant * online communication * semiotics * social tagging * 10 classes of signs * triadic sign

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    Article in new Journal of Information Science.
    Here's the abstract:
    Social tagging, online communication, and Peircean semiotics: a conceptual framework
    Andrea Wei-Ching Huang

    Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, andreahg@iis.sinica.edu.tw

    Tyng-Ruey Chuang

    Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

    One of the recent web developments has focused on the opportunities it presents for social tagging through user participation and collaboration. As a result, social tagging has changed the traditional online communication process. The interpretation of tagging between humans and machines may create new problems if essential questions about how social tagging corresponds to online communications, what objects the tags refer to, who the interpreters are, and why they are engaged are not explored systematically. Since such reasoning is an interpretation of social tagging among humans, tags and machines, it is a complex issue that calls for deep reflection. In this paper, we investigate the relevance of the potential problems raised by social tagging through the framework of C.S. Peirce's semiotics. We find that general phenomena of social tagging can be well classified by Peirce's 10 classes of signs for reasoning. This suggests that regarding social tagging as a sign and systematically analyzing the interpretation are positively associated with the 10 classes of signs. Peircean semiotics can be used to examine the dynamics and determinants of tagging; hence, the various uses of this categorization schema may have implications for the design and development of information systems and web applications.

    Key Words: categorization * C.S. Peirce * interpretant * online communication * semiotics * social tagging * 10 classes of signs * triadic sign
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