Digital Storytelling: It’s Britney, Bitch: Commentary on Distortion in Spears’s Use of Social Media

For Digital Storytelling: As someone who at times seems to only exist on Twitter, I’m fascinated by the ways in which people use the platform to craft their own narratives. But I also love the off-the-beaten-path accounts – bots, parodies, and what I like to call commentary. I spend a lot of time looking at … Continue reading Digital Storytelling: It’s Britney, Bitch: Commentary on Distortion in Spears’s Use of Social Media

Notes on #ITMUMA

Mark Schlemmer came to UMass last night for a public lecture on the #ITweetMuseums initiative. Schlemmer was great and the entire audience was excited and receptive to hear more about his projects. I tweeted a little and I took a lot of notes (this one is my favorite): Here are some other thoughts: Twitter as … Continue reading Notes on #ITMUMA

Recap of #AskAnArchivist

Thursday was #AskAnArchivist on Twitter, so I took advantage of the opportunity to get in contact with archivists across the nation.  Here are some of the questions I asked: @U.S. National Archives: How do you explain your job to kids? “People in our govt make lots of photos, videos, maps, paper. We get that stuff … Continue reading Recap of #AskAnArchivist