[Air-L] Research on "passive" social media use?
hrojas at wisc.edu
Thu Nov 5 17:46:54 PST 2009
For those of you interested in this discussion between active and passive you might want to look at:
Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2009) “Blogs, Journalism and Political Participation”. In Papacharissi, Z. (Eds.) Journalism and Citizenship: New Agendas, (pp. 108-123). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, LEA/Francis Taylor.
for a distinction between "paasive" and "active" blogging
Department of Life Sciences Communication
School of Journalism & Mass Communication (affiliated)
Latin American Caribbean & Iberian Studies (affiliated)
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----- Original Message -----
From: MARIA AMPARO LASEN DIAZ <alasen at cps.ucm.es>
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009 7:13 am
Subject: Re: [Air-L] Research on "passive" social media use?
To: "M.B.Gaved" <M.B.Gaved at open.ac.uk>
Cc: "'air-l at listserv.aoir.org'" <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Hi Mark and everyone,
> Yes, you're right about the undertones of "lurker", and we could talk
> about the undertones of "passive" too.
> The problem I find for "passive" is that, reading, watching and
> listening are forms of participation and forms of interacting with the
> content. Of course, they are different from the other content
> productive forms of interaction, but my guess is that by calling ones
> passive and the other active we are not accounting for what such
> activities as listening and watching entail, as well as hiding their
> role in the production of the content, in the way they contribute to
> shape and to give meaning to what is written, played, displayed, etc.
> All the best
> ----- Mensaje original -----
> De: "M.B.Gaved" <M.B.Gaved at open.ac.uk>
> Fecha: Jueves, Noviembre 5, 2009 13:53
> Asunto: RE: [Air-L] Research on "passive" social media use?
> A: 'MARIA AMPARO LASEN DIAZ' <alasen at cps.ucm.es>
> CC: "'air-l at listserv.aoir.org'" <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> > Hi Amparo, all
> > It's certainly an interesting debate on what we should call
> > users of social media who do not post comments or upload content.
> > I agree "passive" is maybe not a strong enough expression for
> > non-contributory participation but I find it so much nicer than
> > the terrible expression "lurkers" to describe such users!
> > I cringe and recoil when I hear the term "lurker". It suggests
> > presence with dubious intentions to me, I think of some guy in a
> > 1940s Hollywood gangster movie with a big coat and turned up
> > collar waiting in a dark alley... :-)
> > Kind regards
> > Mark Gaved
> > The Open University
> > Milton Keynes
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org [mailto:air-l-
> > bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of MARIA AMPARO LASEN DIAZ
> > Sent: 04 November 2009 17:24
> > To: klastrup at itu.dk
> > Cc: air-l at listserv.aoir.org; klastrup at itu.dk
> > Subject: Re: [Air-L] Research on "passive" social media use?
> > Hi Lisbeth,
> > I wonder whether we shoud keep using this term "passive" to
> > describe users who do not post comments or upload content, as
> > listening, watching and reading are rich and meaningful ways of
> > interacting with content (there is a vaste and not so new amount
> > of scholar work on how the audiences in litterature and arts
> > contribute to make what they listen, read and watch by these
> > same activities of reading or lietening), regarding Internet
> > Kate Crawford is working on this topic, you can found the paper
> > she presented in the COST298 conference in Copenhagen this year
> > in the online proceedings at
> > http://miha2.ef.uni-lj.si/cost298/gbc2009-proceedings/papers/P202.pdf
> > Best
> > Amparo
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