Tag Archives: social media

That Awkward Moment when the Dress Broke the Internet… and Proved a Point!

So what color do you think #TheDress is? Unless you have been living under a rock since Thursday evening, you know about the infamous black-and-blue (or white-and-gold) dress that whipped its way across social media in the span of a few hours. That very evening, this optical illusion was featured in news articles, science experiments were […]

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Interview with Trent Alumni Affairs Communications Coordinator: Donald Fraser

Hi Public texts comrades! As we move into the second reading week of the year (it’s February already?!) those of us that are in the MRP or Internship stream of the program need to start thinking about what we intend to do after graduation, especially if our career aspirations are outside the realm of academia. […]

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Pinterest: Visual Rhetoric and Capitalizing on Social Categories

When Pinterest was launched in 2010, it took the site over a year before it began to create a buzz.  Since 2011, the site has developed a pretty solid network of users, who create profiles and decorate – or perhaps curate – their profile page with ‘pins,’ or highly-decorative memes and images that are selected throughout […]

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You Got a Problem?

Well, do you? Check this out: TrentUProbs Students at Trent have harnessed the power of social media to communicate about common issues they face at Trent.  I want to use this as an example to reflect on my last post about social media and protest.  Is complaining about common issues on a public digital platform […]

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Idle No More: Speaking Out, 21st Century Style

Over the past few years it has become apparent that social media is playing a major part in how we protest. Wikileaks, Anonymous, the Arab Spring, and, most recently, the Idle No More protests, have all been promoted using digital tools. Once the protest goes viral, it has the capability of sending a message across […]

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