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ADEN 1203 Social Networking in the Digital Age (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have, for better or worse, changed the nature of friendship. Today people meet, converse and interact online. Networks connect people across continents, enable collaboration from afar, facilitate sharing of news and information, offer group support, and provide a vital means of communication for the elderly and the housebound. Social networking also raises many questions: among the troubling developments, power-users "collect" friends; digital conversations are easily misinterpreted; news is sometimes skewed and traditional news outlets undermined; and conversations, once private, are now visible to entire networks. Readings, discussion and reflection explore the positive and negative aspects of social networks, providing a rich palette for writing.


Instructor(s): Thomas MacDonald

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 15-Dec-14