Depression & Suicide

DEPRESSION ANS SUICIDE, or Why Prozac failed... (another great lecture by Dr. Hagen at WSU Vancouver) Illness concept (wakefield) Dysfunction in organism That causes harm to individual Depression is assumed to be a dysfunction, a mood disorder, it is often related to serotonin what we often hear, it is a chemical imbalance. The implication is …

Social Media Aesthetics

Social media changes the way we exchange information. Today, we tend to communicate via social media applications online, today, we share information in a conversational manor, we comment, tweet, blog and podcast our opinions out into the world. We often hear comments about how iReport-style and similar grassroots efforts re-shape the journalism often times in …

Social Media & Ethics

As I was watching Clay Shirky: How social media can make history, I began thinking how new forms of media challenge traditional narrative forms. One to many is a traditional way of communication. Many to Many is the new pattern that is a result of a digital technology innovation. As we digitize our books, our …

Reading Response to: “Publish, Then Filter”

"Here Comes Everybody," Chapter 4 reflection: The chapter begins by saying that  "media landscape is transofrmed, because personal communication and publishing, previously separate functions" are now merging together.  The media landscape becomes more miscellaneous.  The problem is that bad filtering is mixed with good.  In other words, "bad" miscellany clogs up the internet. Peronal postings, …