This political season has been fraught with them: political memes. Pictures and videos combined with political messages to comment on and/or parody some aspect of the various campaigns engulfing various parts of the nation. From "binders full of women" to "the 47%", people have been using social media and the phenomenon of Internet memes to … Continue reading What’s the Impact of Political Memes?
I think I have now determined what my main research trajectory will be, and I wanted to take the opportunity to organize these thoughts to provide the beginning of a structure for how to organize my research, past, present and future. For awhile now, I've been convinced that how the new media has affected our … Continue reading On Transgressing Audiencehood: Web 2.0, Interactivity, and Becoming What We’ve Always Been
(I wrote this back in 1999, as part of my consternation about the rise of media mergers after the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Unfortunately, such consternation has not abated: in fact, they might have gotten worse with the rise of predominance of the Internet.) Forget Pokémon. Merger mania is the real game sweeping the nation. In … Continue reading Whose Voices?: The elite versus the public in the game of merger mania