”Social Networking Guru” danah boyd…

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…har just kommit med en till synes spännande avhandling, ”Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics”. (Hon bloggar även på apophenia).

Ur en intervju av Debra Lau Whelan, School Library Journal, 3/25/2009, saxar jag:

”What most surprised you about your findings?

Well, what surprised me the most was how unwilling adults were to let go of myths that they had about youth practices. What saddened me most was the way that social network sites reinforce preexisting social ills. Like many others, I had hoped that social media would help bridge differences and engender tolerance. I was saddened to find that it tends to reify differences and magnify social divisions.”

Läs intervjun i sin helhet-inte minst svaret på frågan ”How can librarians see this as an opportunity to create new learning experiences for their students?” –  här.

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