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Valerie Lopes

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Is social media “the” problem?

Rather Than Asking If Social Media Is The Problem, Let’s Ask What The Screen Reflects This article captures a number of my own thoughts about the “problems” of social media – I especially like the “keeping up with the Joneses” analogy. Our desire to capture and communicate a positive identity has always existed. Keeping diaries was all the rage for millions of our Victorian era predecessors. Social media is the latest manifestation. It’s something we brought into existence, not something […]

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The Web of Influence

I have been thinking about a good way to keep track  of the articles that I collect to possibly use in the courses that focus on “The Web of Influence”.  Recently a colleague suggested that I use a “blog” and so I will give this platform another try.   I have attempted to keep an active blog dozens of times before – let’s see if this time, it will work.  This space will focus on topics for my classes.  

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Rethinking my digital spaces

Over the past 3 days we have been doing a lot of thinking about our digital spaces on the Internet, the places we “inhabit” online.  We have been exploring this in the workshops about the Domain of One’s Own Project  at the Ontario Extend Summer Institute, It has been such a privilege and pleasure to learn along with these Extenders #oextend @ontarioextend pic.twitter.com/R1dyAsJXPH — Valerie Lopes (@valerielopes) August 16, 2017

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