Com 559 Syllabus – Current Trends in Mass Communication Research – From Mass Media to Social Media

Purdue University Fall 2017 Meeting time: Tuesday – Thursday, 12 – 1:20 PM, BRNG 2275 Office hours: BRNG 2140, 2:15

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Cultivation Theory and Mass Communication Research, From Left to Right

This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University by Sorin Adam Matei Cultivation

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Is Social Media a Spiral of Silence Machine? From “Daily Me,” to Homophily Bias, Filter Bubbles, and Echo Chamber Effects

 This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University by Sorin

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Knowledge Gap Hypothesis and Digital Divides – A review of the literature and impact on social media research

This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University bySorin Adam Matei Knowledge

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Security company Imperva disects Anonymous hack attack on Vatican in Case Study to Be Presented at Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco on March 1st (paper, pdf, YouTube video)

In a an extremely detailed report to be delivered to the computer security conference, Imperva, an IT  security consulting company

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Digital Scholarship in Humanities and Social Sciences Course – 63200 Graduate Seminar at Purdue University Taught by Sorin Adam Matei

Description The course is a guide to the emerging field of educational and scholarly theories and practices that use networked

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Principles, tips, advice, and ideas for designing, creating, growing, maintaining, or using online – virtual communities

A list of principles for designing on-line communities created by Dr. Sorin A. Matei and his students registered in various versions

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Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communication hosts Marc Smith, NodeXL founder, social media and network analyis scholar

Marc Smith, cyber sociologist, product developer, Connected Action Chief Scientist, and leader of the Social Media foundation will visit the

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Virtual Sociability: From Community to Communitas book sees virtual space as permanent, conflict ridden initiation ritual (free download, Smashwords, Kindle, Amazon,PDF, .mobi, ebook)

To what degree can the human exchanges we observe online be called “sociability”? In other words, do these exchanges amount

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Is 2011 the worst tornado season ever? Historical tornado statistics suggest near record spike in a declining trend (KML, map, pictures)

The devastating series of tornadoes, of which the F-5 (maximum intensity) event that hit Joplin, Missouri left in its wake

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Monitoring by Social Mention Indicates that Positive Reactions to Obama Middle East Speech Declined Dramatically in Social and Traditional Media (CHART, PICS)

After a great start, with great positive reactions on Twitter, President Obama’s Middle East speech has become only a few

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Deciphering the social media genome: Toward an ecology of social roles in online collaborative spaces via Visible Symbiosis

Nothing seems more random to the naked eye than the babble of online exchanges. Are the posting patterns on Wikipedia

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Is two-step flow theory still relevant for social media research?

Gabriel Tarde Image via Wikipedia This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue

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What can uses and gratifications theory tell us about social media?

This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University bySorin Adam Matei Of

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Does agenda setting theory still apply to social media?

Does the old fashioned newsroom still matter? Image via Wikipedia This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social /

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Can media system dependency account for social media? Or should communication infrastructure theory take care of it?

The structure of the Internet Image via Wikipedia This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media

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The social impact of social media: creator or destroyer of social capital?

This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University by Sorin Adam Matei Social

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Social media and identity: From Goffman to Sherry Turkle, Meyrowitz and beyond

This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University by Sorin Adam Matei Identity

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Applied social media research: what makes Wikipedia tick?

Wikipedia, had in July 2010 over 12  million users and 3.5 million articles ( see latest Wikipedia Stats) and was

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Can social entropy theory explain social media?

Social entropy theory and analysis applied to communication This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media

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Preece and Shneiderman about the pattern of collboration online using Wikipedia as a testing ground

This piece, which is available online, has become an instant classic… Billions of people participate in online social activities. Most

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