In light of my semester long research project studying the Gladiators fan community on Twitter, I would like to present or perhaps contribute something useful to those that have been keeping up with the work I’ve done thus far. One of the most talked about recent events in the Scandal fan community is the controversy […]

Textual Ecologies Map  During this semester in Writing for Electronic Communities I learned that the intricate web of information at our fingertips can be accessed and used in ways that connect a community as described by Michele Zappavigna in her Ambient Affiliation: A Linguistic Perspective on Twitter study or tear down an oppressive regime as described by […]

As the holiday season descends upon us like fog in the Gotham skyline, I cannot help but wonder what would a super hero buy? Would Spiderman be awake at 1am standing in line at a Best Buy? Would Zatanna be trolling the Internet on cyber Monday looking for the best deals on top hats? Doubtful. […]

Ok, fellow movie fans! We’re closing in on the end of the semester, and I just wanted to do a little fill-in on where I was. Right, so: Currently, I’m in the panicky final quarter of the marking period. I’ve been re-reading theory, reexamining texts, building ideas and than demolishing them in order to have […]

Well…go on, then. What is riffing? What makes it so popular? Why do we think we improve a movie by adding our own glib comments? What accounts for the ability of a show that riffs bad movies to last ten seasons, put out a full length movie of its own? How can we explain people […]

This week Facebook changed its privacy settings to allow users ages 13-17 to post publically. Now when a child posts something, there is no warning that the information is going to be seen by a wide audience. Also, the previous setting which allowed only a specific amount of content post by 13-to-17-year-olds to be searchable […]

“That movie sucked in the most delightful way”-#driveinmob hashtag user @joelrwilliams1 Now, no matter what Tommy Wiseau says, The Room was never supposed to be intentionally bad. As mentioned earlier, the production values (or lack thereof) of the cult movies are a major talking point among the fans. When you are a lover of cult […]