Category Archives: Communication

Social Media: Vast Wasteland 2.0

The golden era has ended…yet again. Media and movements (often entwined) arise and thrive in this so-called gilded time. We marvel at new capabilities, new ideas, new diversions. But then the luster dulls. It is happening to social media–and by … Continue reading

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Mass Killers and Communication, February 2018

Nikolas Cruz, by his own confession, attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a semi-automatic rifle in Parkland, FL, fatally shooting 17 people and wounding 14 others. Cruz had been reported as a potential danger months earlier to the FBI, … Continue reading

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Voice of America, Voice of Russia—February 2018

The New York Times and other media report Russians’ use of Facebook to stir discord during the 2016 election. In reading this article, assess how outside parties can use Facebook tools to learn detailed personal data about users and target them with paid … Continue reading

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