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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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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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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A KML Historic and Literary Map of Pearl Harbor on the Morning of December 7, 1941 (7:55 am) According to Walter Lord’s Day of Infamy

 Digital Humanities Showcase: Walter Lord’s Day of Infamy mapped Walter Lord’s meticulously documented book “Day of Infamy” recounts the trivia

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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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The Visible Past / Open Context Loosely Coupled Model for Digital Humanities Ubiquitous Collaboration and Publishing: Collaborating Across Print, Mobile, and Online Media

Authors: Sorin Adam Matei, Eric Kansa, Nicholas Rauh. Abstract: The paper presents a platform for supporting academic collaboration and publishing

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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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Group responsible for 2010 Wikileaks Denial of Service attacks against Amazon and Visa splits, reveals power elite, confirms main ideas of Virtual sociability book

The hacktivist group Anonymous, which was recently in the news for its strong-armed support of Wikileaks, is in the middle

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How close is your home to a nuclear plant? What is the weighted risk of an earthquake nuclear accident in the United States?

As the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant becomes darker by the day (see Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Update) and

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

This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University by Sorin Adam Matei 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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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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Idols of the forum (Idolii forului) book introduces Romanian publishing to 2d code universe

Our second 2d book, Idolii forului – Idols of the Forum, came out a week ago in my native country,

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Ubimark connects print and digital media via 2D codes and iPhone app

Cell phones may seem like a distraction when reading, but our latest project, Ubimark books,  can now be paired with

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Ubimark covered by major online sites: Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus

Over the last few days my project, Ubimark, which turns print books such as Around the Word in 80 Days

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