mcmorgan + authenticity   11

The Faux-Vintage Photo: Full Essay (Parts I, II and III) » Cyborgology
I love this stuff, when a diss writer takes a moment to look closely at a related phenom - in this case, the use of faux to create authenticity. Faux-photos are a fad, yes, but the drive for ways to realize or represent the authentic in the (unsatsfying?) digital is a common trope. In digital writing, it's immediacy. In lit, it's detail of Proust and Joyce. As I said, I love this stuff.
Authenticity  photography  new_media 
june 2011 by mcmorgan
Powerful feedback loops, and why should you care «
A real-time blog feedback loop turns an audience hostile and dynamites an ethos: within minutes of his posting the story, someone in Florida emailed him a link to a story about Naccio cashing $200 in stock even as his company stock prices dropped. Gillmor posted that link in his next post, and almost instantly, the audience began to turn hostile against Naccio."
erhetoric  blogging  marketing  authenticity  ethos 
november 2008 by mcmorgan
Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism - Christine Rosen
A consideration of Facebook et al as self-portraiture, and the influence of social network spaces on culture
en3177  erhetoric  Facebook  journal  author2.0  authorship  authenticity 
september 2007 by mcmorgan
Web 2.0: The Sleep of Reason, Part I - Britannica Blog
Gorman goes back to the interplay of print = Authority and net does not. Good entry point to the main issues: "Print does not necessarily bestow authenticity, and an increasing number of digital resources do not, by themselves, reflect an increase in exp
web2.0  rhetoric  literacy  socialpractices  authenticity  scholarship2.0  credibility  authority 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Authority, Peter Morville
A look at Wikipedia, folksonomy, and shifts in authority that come with the move away from print: "The real upheaval lies just ahead, as a generation of school kids (and their teachers and librarians) struggle to reconcile traditional notions of education
IA  findability  authority  authenticity  authorship  web2.0  folksonomy  tagging 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Don’t say it, type it
Looks briefly at how users value txt and IM/online exchange over f2f and phone. Makes some gross and unsubstantiated claims about users. Recovers a lot of early 90s cmc observations. It might be valuable to see the study.
txting  authenticity  ethos  twwt  cmc 
october 2006 by mcmorgan
Candidate Profiles Pop Up on Facebook
questions: is this pandering or valid rhet? is this a matter of insiders and outsiders?
Facebook  authenticity  erhetoric 
june 2006 by mcmorgan
Congress catching on to the value of blogs | CNET
When congress blogs, constituents ask them to (at least appear to) write it themselves, not through a staffer or editor. Authenticity and comments
en3177  authenticity  blogging  web2.0 
january 2006 by mcmorgan

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