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Digital Literacy for my students
E-reading, data exploration, media literacy, user experience (UX)
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Wikipediocracy

Wikipediocracy | Digital Literacy for my students | Scoop.it
A critical review site examining Wikipedia's flaws and follies
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The dark side of Wikipedia

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luiy's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:17 AM
Our Mission:We exist to shine the light of scrutiny into the dark crevices of Wikipedia and its related projects; to examine the corruption there, along with its structural flaws; and to inoculate the unsuspecting public against the torrent of misinformation, defamation, and general nonsense that issues forth from one of the world’s most frequently visited websites, the “encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”
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To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don’t Exist by Evgeny Morozov

To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don’t Exist by Evgeny Morozov | Digital Literacy for my students | Scoop.it
Tara Brabazon on the hypocrisy of digital utopianism
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Like Morozov’s earlier title The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World, this is not an academic book but does offer thinking space for scholars. In its early stages it grafts from the Malcolm Gladwell/Clay Shirky mode of writing where stories replace argument. There is a discussion of “human nature” on page 7 that is squelchingly uncomfortable. Occasionally, his attack on technological utopianism swings into unhinged humanism. However, as the book progresses, the structure and commentary matures and the impact of “solutionism” becomes clear. Links are made to other dehumanising narratives, such as Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society and Jane Jacobs’ critique of urban planning.

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