Blog post 11: Crowdsourcing

Two articles are assigned this week. Read both articles. Find them in the Course Schedule and on Ares/online.

After reading the two articles, search online and find a recent case of crowdsourcing. NOTE: NOT crowdfunding. (“Recent” means: published in 2013 or after.) The case can be described in an article (news or journal) or a report, or the case might have its own website. (If it is in a journal article, link to the abstract.) Try to find a case that is interesting to YOU. I hope students will not write about the same cases. Continue reading

Books you ought to read

It becomes more and more clear to me that there are two seminal books now in the field of online communications: Convergence Culture, by Henry Jenkins, and The Wealth of Networks, by Yochai Benkler (online). Just those. Everything else is either old or derivative.

Yes, I’m being deliberately provocative with that last remark. As I tried to come up with other books to mention in this post, however, I rejected each and every one that came to mind.