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Stephen Downes

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This is one of those articles that should be read paragraph by paragraph from the bottom up. This is especially the case since the first few paragraphs are marketing garbage. It describes why Butler University entered an agreement with a social media app called Nearpeer. The app itself seems pretty sketchy; aside from saying it creates "belonging" the web page doesn't really state what it actually does. A review in the Loyola Maroon writes, "Nearpeer was supposed to be used as a platform for our students to engage with others in another way besides going to in-person events and things of that nature." There are more reviews here.

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