Baby Twitter, 2006 era, was a simple site for sharing 140 character thoughts throughout the day with followers who wanted to know what you had for breakfast and what you thought of the finale of your favorite TV show. But that innocent site has gone through an evolution. As it gained new users who recognized … More Abuse on Twitter
This past Tuesday, October 13, 2015, the Clothesline Project was displayed at the University of Maryland, College Park. Around Hornbake Plaza were strung clotheslines with what appeared, at a distance, to be simple, decorated T-shirts. Approaching the display, however, the writing that covers them becomes clear and a nearby sign designates the area as part … More The Clothesline Project, UMD
A picture is worth a thousand words…and if a casual internet user scrolls past a thousand pictures in a day (advertisements not excluded), what effects do they have? If we do the math, that’s 1 million words per day, just in photo form, many accompanied by captions or videos. And then there are posts and tweets and … More Social Media: Worth the Anxiety?
Interaction is a tried and true method for engaging audiences. It’s always been true for magic shows and it’s becoming a new truth for contemporary media, which now regularly encourages viewers to tweet, tag, or text. This direct input gains another level when it’s through a touchscreen, which simulates the physical manipulation of words, images, and videos. Touchscreens make … More The Future of Interaction