Back in October I wrote about How I Met Your Mother’s International Suit Up Day, a fan made holiday in favor of beloved suit upper Barney Stinson. Research for the post took me in several different directions which could not all be addressed in the “holiday” blog post. Although I had known previously about the […]

If you haven’t composed a blog post, you might not know about all of the hard work that goes into publishing to the web. If you do, you will understand my following presentation, which, thanks to the help of my textual ecology spaces such as Twitter, Pocket and Feedly, shows how I essentially found out […]

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 […]

For the last couple of months, I’ve watched Twitter activity for the use of #DnD. I wanted to see how the gaming community, particularly fans of Dungeons and Dragons, used Twitter. Is there an active community of D&D players on Twitter, and if so, how is the community functioning?  I was curious, because for the […]

Sounds like it was ripped right from an episode of Scandal: reports surfaced yesterday that a high-level ABC Network executive may have been behind a controversial Scandal-fan blog titled Scandal 411. The blog, along with its Twitter handle @Scandal411 (which has since been deleted), achieved nearly 25,000 followers on Twitter, but oftentimes found itself in […]

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 […]