Week 7 Class notes: Trust

Posted: October 21, 2014 in Class notes

We started class with a review of what we’ve learned so far – and a reminder to read each other’s blogs, including this one and to continue diving into Twitter and trying to get the most out of it.

After Alex’s visit, we worked with the readings on trust.

Specifically, we identified the story line behind the 4 readings: We know a lot about online trust in the Web 1.0 era. Social media has an influence on social trust, which is related to social capital and to civic and political participation. The sharing economy is the next step, and it opens up a whole new world/can of worms re: trust.

We then worked on identifying the specific arguments and phrases authors use to position their work in the “garden” of existing research. I hope you learned from that, continue to pay attention to that as you read, and use the techniques in your own writing.


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