Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
This article describes a website called 'Late Night Shots', a social network for the Georgetown elite. Serious language and content warning. Everything people think happens on MySpace (but doesn't) appears most likely to be happening on LNS. This is a very detailed and well researched article (compare with the quality of journalism the Chronicle of Higher Education is offering, above) exposing everything people fear about the internet. Via Crooked Timber, where Scott McLemee points to the cultural politics of the comments section: "The LNS people are not happy with the article. Once past calling the reporter a drunk, a plagiarist, and (this is clearly the real crime) someone who had been a nerd in high school, the discussion focuses on the hostility directed at LNSers by their social and economic inferiors."

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Last Updated: Aug 04, 2021 8:50 p.m.