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Tweeting from “the Cage”?: Applying Henry James’ Technological Critique to the 21st Century

“It had occurred to her early that in her position—that of a young person spending, in framed and wired confinement, the life of a guinea-pig or a magpie—she should know a great many persons without their recognizing the acquaintance”—so begi… Continue reading

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Twitter Wars

By: Carly Vaughn Our in-class Twitter exercise reminded me of something that happened this summer. Ira Glass, host of the wildly popular This American Life podcast and radio show, tweeted. Something really dumb. About literature. This is what he had to say: Now, whether you agree with him or not (most people did not), Glass is […] Continue reading

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Twitter Wars

By: Carly Vaughn Our in-class Twitter exercise reminded me of something that happened this summer. Ira Glass, host of the wildly popular This American Life podcast and radio show, tweeted. Something really dumb. About literature. This is what he had to say: Now, whether you agree with him or not (most people did not), Glass is […] Continue reading

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Minding Your Own Beeswax and the Middlemarch Twitterverse

“News is often dispersed as thoughtlessly and effectively as that pollen which the bees carry off (having no idea how powdery they are) when they are buzzing in search of their particular nectar.”  -George Eliot, Middlemarch, Book VI, Chap… Continue reading

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