Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are by Mary Cross

By Mary Cross

Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are remodeling pop culture explores the continued electronic revolution and examines how it is changing—and will change—the approach humans reside and speak. ranging from the proposition that the web is now the guts of pop culture, the publication bargains descriptions of blogs and Twitter and the web habit they foster. It appears to be like on the demographics of clients and the impression of the web on wisdom, pondering, writing, politics, and journalism.A fundamental concentration is at the approach blogs and tweets are beginning up communique to the folk, loose from gatekeepers and sanctioned rhetoric. the opposite facet of the coin is the net hijacking of the scoop and its power for spreading incorrect information and fomenting polarization, issues which are analyzed while the location maintains to adapt. eventually, the publication gathers predictions from cultural critics concerning the way forward for electronic pop culture and makes a couple of predictions of its personal.

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41 The Tribes of the Internet As Marshall McLuhan predicted would happen with the rise of electronic technology, people are gravitating online to the tribes of opinion, ideology, and lifestyle choices they identify with. The technology of the Internet and the computer is changing the way we choose our social groups, says Farhad Manjoo in True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society. We used to connect with others mostly by pure propinquity, he says. Now, our exposure through the Internet helps us choose the groups and the Popular Culture in a Digital Age╅╅↜33 information that suit us.

A Great Recession Â�beginning in 2008 took down the stock market, several major brokerage houses, and the housing market itself. Unemployment lingered at 10 percent. ”12 Thick Description To unearth clues about a culture, anthropologists seek out the “conceptual structures” and “established codes” of a society, as renowned anthropologist Clifford Geertz explains in his groundbreaking book, The Interpretation of Cultures. 13 In this book, we are going to assemble a thick description, an informal ethnography, of the digital culture we’re moving into via the Internet.

The CD-ROM, DVD, and MP3 player came on the scene. As the decade came to a close, the transition to the year 2000 (known as Y2K) raised fears of a disastrous computer shutdown, but nothing happened. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan warned of “irrational exuberance” as the stock market took off. Tiger Woods won his first big golf tournament, the Masters. In music, grunge and electronica took over. A Republican-run Congress tried to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying about an affair with an intern.

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