[Air-L] Textbook on the social web?

Dave Karpf davekarpf at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 08:51:31 PST 2009

I'm teaching a similar course this semester.  I'd echo this list, only
adding Zittrain's "The Future of the Internet."

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM, <RBerkman at aol.com> wrote:

> Linda--That is a very interesting question. I have taught an introduction
> to social  media course I created for a few years now for the MA Media
> Studies program at The New School. I have found that combining chapters
> from a few
> of the best books together right now seems to work very well. Here is what
> I have used or still do:
> * Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky (key text)
> * The Wealth of Networks, Yochai Benkler (theory and background)
> * Everything is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger (tagging and knowledge)
> * Infotopia, Sunstein (Wisdom of Crowds)
> * Ambiant Findability, Peter Morville (searching and finding)
> * Smart Mobs, Howard Rheingold (collective behavior)
> * We the Media, Dan Gilmore (impact on news, journalism, info
> dissemination)
> And then of course there are about 30-50 articles, print and Web based
> assigned from authors like dana boyd, Jay Rosen, and many others...
> Bob Berkman,
> Associate Professor
> Media Studies
> The New School
> New York NY
> (some interesting novels to consider too: Little Brother and Feed)
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Dave Karpf, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Taubman Center for Public Policy
Brown University

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