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Justice Stories, Resistance Stories and Just Good Stories: Narrative and Storytelling as Critical Pedagogy

This Wednesday, I’ll be on a panel at UC Berkeley sponsored by American Cultures and facilitated by Victoria Robinson. As the theme is narrative and social justice, I’ll be talking about everything from social media memes to documentary storytelling. Details from American Cultures: Wednesday, November 14th, 4-6pm, 231 Wheeler Hall Speakers: Regina Mason, Office of the [...]

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Iron Law 2.0 – Digital Democracy or Hierarchy?

On  Wednesday, September 12th at noon, I’ll be speaking in Chapel Hill at  UNC’s Carroll Hall’s Freedom Forum Conference Center in a talk sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Department of Sociology. I’ll be talking about my latest research project: Does digital technology enable social movement organizations to be more democratic?  In the [...]

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Pay Facebook to get activists to like you, to really really like you

Check out my blog post on Mobilizing Ideas on how a Facebook revolution could cost more than you think. Here’s a snippet: ”…to boost the chance that subscribers see more of a group’s posts, Facebook is now charging them money for “promoted posts.” This policy change points to the continuing challenge to the utopic idea that costs [...]

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