Author: bfister

Sharing Reading in 140 Characters

(Cross-posted from Barbara Fister’s Place) Twitter is kind of hard to explain to those who don’t use it regularly. Originally described as a “micro-blogging platform,” it’s often dismissed as a trivial pursuit. How can you possibly say anything meaningful in

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Platforms and the Shape of Reader Participation

Last week, I discovered yet another way to share reading experiences online: Call Me Ishmael. It’s a somewhat self-consciously retro website launched in the US in early June that invites readers to call Ishmael and leave a voice message about “a

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Digital Networks and Reading

I’m delighted to be invited to participate in this project from afar – a small town in Minnesota, USA, to be all geocoordinated about it. I’m just starting a year-long project to explore digital reading networks, so this site feels

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