Can Facebook help you to be ‘post-gay’?

Like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been mulling over this notion that we might be living in a ‘post-gay era’ now. I went digging in my interview data from my Master’s thesis, some of the findings of which have been published here, to further explore exactly what participants said about coming out andContinue reading “Can Facebook help you to be ‘post-gay’?”

Social media monopolies don’t produce informed citizens

(Image courtesy of Robert Acevedo on Flickr) Given my large number of Facebook friends who are former Internet Studies alum or current colleagues, and that this article was published by Buzzfeed,┬áit was all over my newsfeed this morning: How Ferguson exposed Facebook’s breaking news problem The gist of the article is that while Twitter hasContinue reading “Social media monopolies don’t produce informed citizens”

When Canadians get mad (at Rob Ford), they retweet

As a Canadian overseas, I can’t say that I want to perpetuate news about Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford, since he is often one of the main topics that people bring up in relation to Canada. However, as he’s still making headlines and causing a stir on Twitter, I thought a Ford story would be aContinue reading “When Canadians get mad (at Rob Ford), they retweet”