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talked about

  • danah boyd's Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace. generated lots of buzz (good.)
  • Is the web killing our culture? the idea that person to person culture is bad: "In the Web 2.0 world, however, the nightmare is not the scarcity, but the over-abundance of authors." Why is the "value" of culture determined by its elitist appeal? Why is creating and consuming culture for small, personal groups of people a bad thing? In my opinion, re-valuing our personal cultural expression is good, and having more people are creating and sharing means that there is plenty of room for all of the "superficial observations of the world around us," "deep analysis," "shrill opinion," and "considered judgment."


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