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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Ashleigh Petts

Ashleigh Petts

Digital Dualism versus Augmented Reality - 0 views

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    Augmented reality means that " . . . our reality is both technological and organic, both digital and physical, all at once." This short post was referenced in both "The Myth of Cyberspace" and "Picture Pluperfect," so I thought I'd bookmark it here in case anyone was interested.
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The Myth of Cyberspace - The New Inquiry - 0 views

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    The divide between the "digital" and the "real" is false. This dualism serves a useful purpose, however: "Part of the seductiveness of the cyberspace fantasy is that, by denying the complex, mutually determining relationship between our society and the Web, it makes our lives and our everyday judgments simpler."
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Picture Pluperfect - The New Inquiry - 0 views

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    This article argues that social media aren't just about exhibitionism, and that we can instead view the Web as a painting. Instagram and Pinterest are picturesque, which he defines as "something that is more pleasing in a mediated representation."
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Microsoft Word is cumbersome, inefficient, and obsolete. It's time for it to die. - 0 views

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    The author argues that Word has too many workarounds, and especially when it comes to publishing on the web. There's another nice example of the code Word throws in there, too.
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The Most Dangerous Gamer - 0 views

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    An article about Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid. His game is featured in the first chapter of Bogost's book ("Art") as an example of a proceduralist game.
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Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive 'Stupid Games' - 0 views

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    On "casual" games and their addictiveness
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I am SEO and so can you: tool helps tweak content for search, Twitter - 1 views

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    An article about Inbound Writer, software that helps writers revise their content to maximize search engine optimization. The author's conclusion: "Just like the Internet it is served across, InboundWriter is just an information source, and it can be used for good or evil."
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Iran denies reports internet to be cut soon - 2 views

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    This article highlights Iran's response to reports like the one found at Ars Technica that I posted earlier today.

    "Iran has denied online reports surfacing Tuesday that it plans to cut access to the Internet in August and replace it with a national intranet, according to a statement by the ministry of communication and information technology."

    But, according to the article, Iran "...does have plans to establish a 'national information network' billed as a totally closed system that would function like a sort of intranet for the Islamic republic."
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MPAA: you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video - 0 views

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    A brief article that provides legal background info on the issue.
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Rogers' "Cybersecurity" Bill Is Broad Enough to Use Against WikiLeaks and The Pirate Ba... - 0 views

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    CISPA could be used to go after WikiLeaks and other sites.
Ashleigh Petts

A Non-Designer's Guide to Typefaces and Layout [Design] - 0 views

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    A simple and straightforward guide.
Ashleigh Petts

A Future Full of Badges - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    More on badges in higher education.
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Iran plans to unplug the Internet, launch its own "clean" alternative - 1 views

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    Control that extends far beyond what was discussed in "The Internet Treats Censorship as a Malfunction and Routes Around It?"
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25-point Website Usability Checklist - 0 views

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    Although geared toward corporate websites, I found this useful.
Ashleigh Petts

College 2.0: 'Social-Media Blasphemy': An Academic Adds 'Enemy' Feature to Facebook - C... - 0 views

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    The idea behind this is to allow for an experience closer to that we have in the "real world." The comments section offers some interesting counterpoints to Terry's arguments.
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How Language Shapes the Culture of Facebook - 0 views

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    A writer for Facebook (wow, that seems like such a weird way of putting it) explains the rationale behind the site's language and features such as the "Like" button. We can connect this to the patterns in Designing Social Interfaces.
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Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers - 0 views

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    A few rhetorical strategies.
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CSS Regions: Coming Soon to a Webpage Near You - 0 views

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    CSS Regions will give us new options for text flow on a page.
Ashleigh Petts

'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas - College 2.0 - T... - 0 views

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    More on badges. This article discusses both the pros and cons of badges as an alternative credential system.
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How Technology Changes Our Relationships - 0 views

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    This brief article is related to our class discussion on identity and social networking.
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