Required readings: Todd Zeigler (2009), “Using Twitter Lists to Judge Influence“; Boyd & Ellison (2007), “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship“; Ihlen (2005), “The Power of Social Capital: Adapting Bourdieu to the Study of Public Relations” (Blackboard); Gina Jacobs, “National Poll: Young People See Social Networking as Attention Seeking“; Norris (2002), “Social Capital and the News Media” (Blackboard); David Kirkpatrick, “With a Little Help From His Friends” (Vanity Fair); Jose Antonio Vargas, “The Face of Facebook” (The New Yorker)
Group presentation in class on 3/2. Place your presentation in the final project section of your blog.
Review elements for Final Project checklist, especially: Jing, Animoto, LinkedIn professional profile. Begin work on Pinterest.