[ Persistent Backchannels and Social Graphs ]

This a screencast of my brief roundtable talk for the 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Louisville, Kentucky. I was thrilled to be a part of a panel called "(Almost) Live at the Cs: Re-visioning Conference Networks."

This screencast details my opening position statement; I argue that interstitial writing work is the sinew of persistent social graphs--the stuff that holds together and articulates (in the sense of "joining and mediating," following Hall, 1980 and Johnson-Eilola, 2005) complex sociotechnical networks. As always, I welcome feedback and conversation!


Paul Gestwicki said...

Very interesting stuff that I am eager to learn more about.

One bit that I didn't quite understand was your framing of "information finding us". I'm not sure if you're referencing data mining and the semantic Web, though I think you're talking more about the ideas that come across to us through the social network without our direct action. If the latter, I wonder why you didn't address the agency of the sharer, since it seems to me that this is a critical property of the social Web: that others within the network must empathize with us enough to share things that may be appealing.

robert tinajero said...

the video wouldn't play on my computer for some reason :/

robert tinajero

Anonymous said...

ok...i got the video going. interesting stuff. hope you are doing well, brian.

robert tinajero

Brian J. McNely said...

Hey thanks, Robert!

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