Here are some complete, pre-fab web templates that you can use. Be
cautious about using complicated templates that employ lots of images as
elements of the design, use XHTML, have multimedia capabilities, etc.
In my experience, those templates are difficult to edit without screwing
up their formatting and creating more headaches than they are worth. It
is best to use very simple templates (with basic 2- and 3-column
layouts) as you can simply past your text directly into the text
"container" and they can typically be modified without too much
trouble. In the past students have had success with designs like
"Simple Beauty", "Simple #2," "Three Column Fluid," and "Event Horizon."
We've spent the past couple of class sessions talking about the impact of new media on politics and contemporary political discourse. There are some quite notable examples of digital communication technology helping to launch significant social movements-- for instance, the protest movements associated with the Arab Spring-- but there are also examples of social media-based activism that is either overly simplistic (see Kony 2012) or accomplishes very little. Have you ever engaged in "activism" or "political action" via social media-- signed a petition, made a political Tweet or status update, shared a politically-loaded meme-- and , if so, how effective do you think such activism was? In general, in what ways do you think social media is helping to "politicize" and "mobilize" this generation of college students?
Iran is developing “intelligent filtering” capabilities over Instagram’s API that enable authorities to filter select content on the social media platform rather than block the platform wholesale, according to new research from Global Voices Iran Editor Mahsa Alimardani and developer Frederic Jacobs. Much of the content blocked comes from major fashion designers, and women are much more likely than men to be blocked. One critical exception: Justin Bieber.
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