Living in a Connected World
Preamble[edit | edit source]
This is the opening page to the Living in a Connected World Wikibook.
As the title suggests, this is a book which seeks to record contributions to the understanding of a specific set of topics, loosely grouped under the subject area of "Digital Culture", of particular salience to 2017.
It is put together through the combined talents and efforts of a cohort of students taking the FMSU9A4 module during the Spring of 2017 at the University of Stirling in Scotland, UK. It is an assessed educational project. We would like to thank the Wikibooks community for assistance given in the course of this project, and also encourage leniency in dealing with our work - we are all beginners in the world of wiki here, but are keen to learn!
The aim of this educational project is, firstly, for students to record the content of their learning and their contributions to this book will reflect their studies on one of the featured themes. However, secondly and most importantly, the hope is that students will learn the values associated with working at different levels as individual researchers, as research teams, and as research communities in the Wikimedia platforms. That is to say: producing knowledge; collaboration and sharing; and peer-reviewing the work of others for the good of the community Wikimedia, but in particular on Wikibooks. Students will thus gain hands-on experience of a wiki environment, within the auspices of one of Wikimedia's large projects (i.e. Wikibooks) and make something that adds to currents in the academic field of digital media and culture.
Note that while this is a class project, anyone may contribute as Wikibooks does not permit "ownership" of material.
Table of Contents[edit | edit source]
Chapters[edit | edit source]
- The Online Real-Life Divide
- Privacy in a Digital Age
- Persistent Connectivity and the Fear of Missing Out
- Technology as an Extension of Self
- The Hive Mind and Collective Intelligence
- Digital Labour on Social Media Platforms
- Filter Bubbles and the Flow of Information
- News, Evidence and Memory in Online Communications
Appendices[edit | edit source]
List of Contributors[edit | edit source]
This Wikibook is being put together as an on-going a collaborative class project by the following Wikimedian contributors. Together, they form a cohort of students studying Digital Media and Culture as part of their degree programme in the Division of Communications, Media and Culture, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. Doubtless, there are other contributors within the Wikibooks and Wikipedia community who have contributed advice, support, suggestions and content in collaboration with these students. Your help and advice is most appreciated. Thank you!
- Contributors, please feel free to sign your username on the contributors page here
Glossary[edit | edit source]
A list of definitions of key terms to be found in this Wikibook, student contribs from all project groups welcome. See here.