This Wednesday, I’m going to open the class with a lecture/discussion of social media and social change. I’d like our discussion to be as interactive as possible, so I’m assigning you some reading that is not on the syllabus.
This is good, important stuff, so please read it and be prepared to talk about it.
- “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted,” by Malcolm Gladwell, the New Yorker, Oct. 4, 2010.
- “The Political Power of Social Media,” by Clay Shirky, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2011. Available electronically from the Northeastern library. To make life easier, I’ve emailed it to you. Twice (sorry).
- “Twitter Can’t Save You,” by Lee Siegel, the New York Times Book Review, Feb. 4, 2011. (A review of Evgeny Morozov’s “Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom.)