Week 9 Notes – Tu

Emerging Technologies

  • Guest Lecture, Malcolm Parks – research on MySpace profiles
  • Discussion Leader (1)
  • Lab
  • Notes for Thursday:
    • Have you completed a test recording of your voice?
    • I’ll need a catchy “title” for your podcast!
    • We’ll return to the media assignment
    • Notes about annotated bibliography
    • Scott’s article in the PI, YouTube

Notes on Mac’s Lecture

  • Researching online relationships for 10 year
  • Why mySpace? 5th largest destination; leads market; about 1K profiles in study
  • Most are 15-20 yo ; median is 21 yo
  • Walk thru several profiles
  • Quotes from Time and Forbes
  • Random choice of two large networkers – both have very local networks
  • Use of mySpace as a high school facebook?
  • Disclosure of personal behavior (use of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes)
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