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Lena Dunham’s Legacy

ICYMI: Lena Dunham is still behaving badly.
Lena Dunham in green dress with prayer hands from https://dankanator.com/11885/lena-dunham-apology-over-discrediting-rape-victim/Or at least that’s how I felt this week, when the news broke that she lied to discredit Aurora Perrineau’s disclosure. In case you missed that, or that wasn’t bad enough, Dunham also managed to turn out an apology/not-apology which served to take an already bad issue and make it worse.

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Platform Monetization and Patreon

In late 2017, YouTube began to roll out a series of changes that impacted its platform, creators, “partners” and viewers. Many of these changes were in response to criticisms that the platform was failing to police fringe content, particularly videos that fell into their more mature category. Both demonetization and view suppression have led to …

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Disclosure and Doxing: Creating Ethical Guidelines for my ‘Me Too’ Narrative

Note:  This post has been adapted from a paper and slide deck that was presented to Dr. Florence Chee’s Digital Media Ethics class at Loyola University Chicago during Fall 2018. Special thanks to Dr. Chee for the invitation and to fellow SOC student, Lê Minh Hà Millie, for being a supportive friend and documentarian.

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Survivor Resources: Chicagoland University Edition

Loyola Advocacy Services Confidential  Phone:  773-494-3810 Hours: M-F 8am-4:30 pm | Weekends 24 hours *Hours may vary when school is not in session Loyola Advocacy Services Northwestern University CARE Confidential  Phone:  847-491-2054 Hours: M-F 8:30 am-5 pm Schedule online here. Northwestern CARE DePaul University Survivor Support Advocates Confidential  Phone:  773-325-7129 Drop- Ins:  Located in Lincoln Park Student …

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Two Events, One Day: Takeaways

Today I attended both the 8th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics and Panel 1 at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus. To be honest, there’s a lot to unpack right now. 1. DIGETHICS 8: Invited Speaker Susan Fowler I don’t even know where to begin unpacking this …

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Meet My Trusty Friend: Reference Manager

 “So how do you organize the digital resources when conducting research and do your citations?” Cue: the awkward scene in which girl shows multiple Chrome browser windows on a laptop, each so maxed out with tabs that only the icon is visible. Full disclosure, my iPhone had over 400 open tabs as well.

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The Great Disconnect

“I think part of the problem is the internet. I know that sounds like a typical thing for your tired, old mother to say.  I’m not scapegoating technology. I think that your generation has a tough time establishing relationships because of all those app-thingys. Too many options–You can manipulate the world to suit your desires …