[Air-L] AoIR in today's Washington Post

Marj Kibby Marj.Kibby at newcastle.edu.au
Sun Dec 16 13:04:57 PST 2007


Dr Marjorie Kibby, 
Senior Lecturer in Communication & Culture
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle,  Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
Marj.Kibby at newcastle.edu.au
+61 2 49216604
>>> Nancy Baym <nbaym at ku.edu> 12/17/07 7:48 AM >>>
... and academia is mocked ;-)


It's an old sport - but still fun:

'An excerpt from Liu's paper: 

"One of the newest stages for online textual performance of self is the
Social Network Profile. The virtual materials of this performance are
cultural signs . . . composed together into a 'taste statement' that is
'performed' through the profile." 

In other words: People on MySpace. List their favorite movies. To show
their friends what they enjoy.' 


Marj




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