participatory culture


Youth Who Tweet Are Youth Who Vote

Lenny Gonzales By Lillian Mongeau Nearly seven million young people will be newly eligible to vote this November. And contrary to what most might think, a recent study of how these voters engage in politics using new media shows they’re paying close attention. “A lot of what we’re trying to understand is the way in … Continue reading Youth Who Tweet Are Youth Who Vote →

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Pottermore Fuels Harry Potter Mania

[Correction 6/24]: Updated to note that the writer of Transmythology blog is Simon Pulman, not Henry Jenkins, an expert in participatory culture, Harry Potter’s fan fictions sites, and their role in fostering learning and social justice. Within days of announcing the new Harry Potter website, Pottermore, the “official counterpart” to the wildly popular book series’ … Continue reading Pottermore Fuels Harry Potter Mania →

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