Tag Archives: Danah Boyd

A taste of who we are…

Whether it is a selfie, your view, your dog, your mom 2o years back, your car, the meal you just had or about to have, or even just something cool… What we post on Instagram, is so more than just an image… In his article Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances, Hugo Liu talks about […]

Tyler, the Creator’s Stream of Consciousness

Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known by his stage name, “Tyler, The Creator”, is a popular rap artist and music producer, most famous for his involvement in and leadership of the notorious rap collective “Odd Future”. Tyler and his merry band of fellow rappers and skateboarders are well-known for their outlandish behavior and envelope-pushing performances. Odd […]

Ke$ha’s Individualism Shines

As most of you probably know, Ke$ha is that singer/songwriter who is known for her glitter, her innovative colorful hair, her songs that revolve around party antics and drinking, and her support of individuality and diversity. She has become an icon of self-acceptance for our generation. Through her vulgar songs, her MTV show “My Crazy […]

Leaving New York for Miami

For this assignment, I decided to change the education information on my Facebook profile to make it seem like I would be transferring to University of Miami for the coming spring semester.  I only let my roommate and my mother know what was going on beforehand so it wouldn’t cause any issues going forward.  Because […]

A Tribute to Dad

In an article posted by New York Magazine titled The Microfame Game, Rex Sorgatz outlines 8 steps to becoming “micro-famous”: Self Publish Stylize Over share Respond Ally Diversify Create a controversy Persist We can think of Sorgatz’s micro-fame as a variation of what it means to be a “micro-celebrity”, which according to Alice Marwick and Danah Boyd is […]

The Great Pretender

In Charlotte Alter‘s article for Time magazine, she discusses the findings of a study published by the University of Pennsylvania regarding the type of language different genders use on Facebook. The researchers conducting the study was interested in finding out whether computer analysis of the type of language used on Facebook statuses could reveal the […]