Since the dawn of Western Civilization, there has never been a time in our history when sources of information only reported the truth. In the days of the Roman Empire, Octavian started a misinformation campaign to discredit his opponent Marc Antony, which helped him defeat Antony’s forces in the final war of the Roman Republic. […]


Film 208 2nd Digital Essay

According to Janet Murray in “Affordances of the Digital Medium”, the World Wide Web was the first piece of technology that allowed “many-to-many communication”, including both social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace), and “media-sharing technologies such as YouTube, iTunes, and Flickr”. While most users of social networks are not participating in the networks […]

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FILM 208 1st Digital Essay

While many people my age spend their time using Web 2.0 services on sites such as Tumblr, Pinterest, and Netflix, I spend a lot of time on a website and app called Nextdoor. Like many Web 2.0 sites, it places a huge emphasis on the participatory affordance of the digital medium. However, unlike Facebook, whose […]

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