Net Smarts: Crap Detection and Community in the Digital Age

Review Questions

  1. What is “crap detection”?
  2. How has the Internet led to the proliferation of “crap”?
  3. How does the Internet aid us in the “detection” of “crap”?
  4. Why is community fundamental to our use of digital media?
  5. How is community different with the advent of new media?
  6. Is there such a thing as anti-social media?
  7. Where do we draw the line between contributing as a community building exercise and a way to exploit free/cheap labor?
  8. Why would someone contribute to a crowdsourced or open-sourced project without any financial benefit?
  9. How do digital networks respond according to the needs of the “external environmental”?

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