Monthly Archives: February 2017

Building Community with Social Media

This week’s reading were super interesting for me for many reasons- one being that I grew up with social media and witnessed the change of moving from Myspace to Facebook. The idea of social networks didn’t have a literal meaning … Continue reading

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Could MySpace have been able to teach us all to code?

While reading White Flight in Networked Publics by Danah Boyd, the thing that stuck out the most was the mention of the “freedom” MySpace allowed its users by allowing them to use coding to personalize their profiles. This is not … Continue reading

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Online Communities Creating History

In today’s world, history is not only being stored and posted on the Internet, but also created through it. As Suey Park reminded her followers, “communication technologies are not cold and mechanical, but are simply a platform to allow for … Continue reading

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The NYPL Community Oral History Project

  The New York Public Library’s Community Oral History Project is project guided by The New York Public Library’s profound effort to “document, celebrate, and make accessible” the history and culture that has shaped and developed New York City. The … Continue reading

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Pox and the City: Edinburgh

  Pox and the City: Edinburgh is the digital brainchild of Lisa Rosner, a professor of history, at Richard Stockton College. The game creates an interactive space to learn about the nuanced relationship between disease, patient, and treatment. Funded by the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chancellorsville

The Battle of Chancellorsville, http://hotchkiss.neatline.org/neatline-exhibits/show/battle-of-chancellorsville/fullscreen Created by David McClure. Reviewed Feb. 2017 The Battle of Chancellorsville is an interactive map that chronicles the Battle of Chancellorsville through a confederate map originally created by the cartographer Jedidiah Hotchkiss. The Battle of … Continue reading

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