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Readings For the Final Project

In no particular order and not always in their entirety
This list may be added to as the project unfolds
I followed a trail and found an interesting blogging community. From Danah Boyd's post, |Am I a Blogger, I saw that she was a guest speaker at |Blog Her, a female community of bloggers who are also part of another company called, | She Knows Media, another women run company whose focus is too foster community among women users and creators of digital media. They are focused on lifestyle topics.

Cook, John and Patricia Santos. "Social Network Innovation in the Internet’s Global Coffee Houses: Designing a Mobile Help Seeking Tool in Learning Layers." Educational Media International, vol. 51, no. 3, Sept. 2014, pp. 199-213. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/09523987.2014.968446.

A concern in the 1600s was that learning and productive work was declining because people were spending too much time in the coffee houses. Cook and Santos compare this complaint to one people make today about social media as a major distraction. It was a place where folks from all walks of life gathered to share creativity and ideas. It wasn't uncommon to sit down next to a stranger and take up a conversation (page 1). As it turns out, coffee houses were often venues for lectures and referred to as "penny universities" because you could hear a scientist talk about his latest research for the price of a cup of coffee (page 2).

This makes me think about all of the free content/classes/ resources available online now.

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