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Week 6: Wrapping up Infotopia and Catching Our Breath

Next Tuesday we will conclude our discussion of Infotopia, with Andy leading the way. Please read pages 147-225, looking for connections between Sunstein’s ideas and the rhetorical focus we’re taking in this class. Depending on how our discussion goes, we may return to Amazon.com and/or Wikipedia at the end of class to get a little more experience participating in collective deliberation systems. Watch for an email from Andy about where he’d like to meet; if you don’t hear from him, plan on meeting in our regular classroom (Ross 406).

On Thursday, we will have our first “Best of Delicious” day. Sometime between now and Tuesday’s class, please take a few minutes to review the recent posts on our class homepage (you can access the older posts on Delicious itself), then select at least two posts you’d like to discuss in class on Thursday. Post your choices in the comments of this blog post (please create links to the sites, or at least copy and paste the URLs). If someone else has nominated a post that you like, too, you can “second” that post in your comment. With any luck, some consensus will emerge (many minds will produce knowledge!) before class on Tuesday, and I’ll announce the “official” pieces we’re going to discuss in class on Thursday.

If this process doesn’t make sense, please let me know. We’ll work out the kinks this time around, and our other Best of Delicious days will probably go a little smoother.

15 Responses to “Week 6: Wrapping up Infotopia and Catching Our Breath”

  1. My choices for “Best Of” would have to consist of the YouTube Crime-Fighting post (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18334702) that I made a week ago and the 25 Things I Didn’t Want To Know About You post (http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1877187,00.html)that was made on February 5th.

  2. I “third” the “Twitter Chatter During the Super Bowl”

    and also nominate “Obama staff will say cu l8r 2 IM” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17567.html

  3. 10 Websites That Will Matter in the Future
    I second 25 Things I Didn’t Want to Know About You.

  4. I’m with the 25 Things I didn’t want to know about you and Ten Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know, as well as Scientists Ask if Internet Rewiring our Brains.

  5. “Journalism will survive death of printed newspapers” and I second “25 Things I didn’t want to know about you”

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