These are our links for September 2nd through September 3rd:
- Andreas L: Clive Thompson on the New Literacy – "I think we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization," she says. For Lunsford, technology isn't killing our ability to write. It's reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions.
We think of writing as either good or bad. What today's young people know is that knowing who you're writing for and why you're writing might be the most crucial factor of all.
- Martin: Asserting Your Social Status With Your Facebook Status — Daily Intel — New York News Blog — New York Magazine – There are five key rules to using your status update to maximum status-signifying effect. Learn from the masters.
- Martin: Statistics Show Social Media Is Bigger Than You Think « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog – Is Social Media a Fad or the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Welcome to the Social Media Revolution:
- Martin: The Internet and Civic Engagement | Pew Internet & American Life Project – new forms of civic engagement anchored in blogs and social networking sites could alter long-standing patterns. Some 19% of internet users have posted material online about political or social issues or used a social networking site for some form of civic or political engagement. And this group of activists is disproportionately young.