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  1. Mar 2018
    1. Russia’s information war

      They figured out where the photos came from and who was behind the fake profiles. I think they should have investigated why Russia was trying to get this information in the first place.

    2. Brazilian Facebook user because Facebook blocks image searches of its profiles. The company declined to say whether it had searched internally and found the photos before Mr. Costacurta came forward.

      Brazil is the only place out of the whole world that they instantly thought of? Why is Brazil the only place that blocks Facebook searches of its profile? Why did the company decline before the man came forward?

    3. The Times tried to find their source using Google’s image search function, but nothing turned up.

      In Rheingold's reading it states that, "Credititals and highly regarded brands reduce the burden of investigating the credibility of information online, but do not remove it; hoaxes at such distinguished institutions as Harvard and the New York Times signal that although they have proven reliable, even the most well -credentialed sources are not 100 percent authoritative." The fact that The New York Times were about publish the photos this statement from Rheingold would have related to it. New York Times had to go back and make sure their sources and photos were credible.

    4. propagate

      I am not sure what the full meaning of this word is. Propagate means to spread or promote (idea, theory) widely.

    5. “We’re totally vulnerable,” he told G1. “You wonder how much security you have, right?”

      Vulnerable and unaware is what people of today are. This person obviously wasn't aware and needs to read Rheingold's tips.

    6. because he used the privacy settings on Facebook to limit access to his profile.

      This is personally scary because all of my social media accounts are private as well just for those same specific reasons. The fact that a Russian hacker still got into his profile is mind blowing.

    7. “I was scared, and I asked my girlfriend to take a look because I do not understand much about social networks and the internet,” Mr. Costacurta said.

      Being unaware of the outside world and what social media brings can be misleading. Rheingold states that, "Crap-detection skills and the lack of them are a life-and-death for more people everyday. I feel as though this relates completing to that statement.

    8. There was no such person in Harrisburg, Pa., where Mr. Redick said he lived. The high school and college he listed had never heard of him

      This statement refers back to Rheingold because they actually did their background research. They fact checked the fake account and essentially figured out that the person was an impostor. Crap detection skills means knowing how to validate answers and how to ask questions which is what they did.

    9. Russian hackers

      Why is Russia getting involved with the American election? It appears as though they did not want Hillary Clinton to win the election because they leaked the emails that she was trying to hide from the public. The New York Times seems as though they didn't filter through the credible sources because they weren't aware of the fake accounts.

    10. The New York Times featured Mr. Redick’s Facebook profile as an example of fake social media accounts that were used to attack Hillary Clinton, promote leaked emails obtained by Russian hackers and propagate the Kremlin’s political views.

      There was a lot of controversy over the leaked emails that Hillary Clinton had and the fact that she lied about what was said in the emails. These emails tilted the election so much during the time. This refers back to Rheingold because of the fact that these were "fake" and it talks about credibility. It also refers to "crap detector" in the Rheingold reading.

    11. Russia created Facebook profiles of fake Americans to influence the 2016 American election

      This statement makes me wonder. "Why is Russia worried about the 2016 American election?" I am not sure if Russia has relations with America but considering this statement it seems as though Russia was trying to control the election by making fake profiles.

  2. Jan 2018
    1. Material culture, in this view of it, is consequently less an explanatory thanan exploratory practice.

      Material culture defines a specific time and is more so a time machine for many objects. It allows fir exploration into a decade if events. Material culture engulfs history and the use of words help us to interpret that history.

    2. The Prown method is the perfect analytic tool for what is now called “student centered” learning. Because the method places value on the interpreter's own input, it requires "active learning”-the system absolutely cannot work without it. Students engaged inthis process also confront their ownpoint-of-view as discrete, distinguishable, and constructed. T

      This method allows for the student to create their own research. Although you have to find research this form of analysis puts the core on the students perception. The student creates their own analysis and is directly in the students hands.

    3. PROWNIAN ANALYSISDescription→Deduction->Speculation->Research->Interpretive Analysis

      The prownian analysis steps refer to a schematic way of which one can form ideas and descriptions of an object. The steps help to elaborate the concepts life/death and effect/impact the object had to a specific culture.

    4. The point is to begin to recognize the ways in which the object has created its effect. These more emotional deductions serve as a bridge to speculation about meaning.

      Prown connects to my corresponding reading because the CRT left an impact on the world whether it was positive or negative.The article goes into depth about the history of the object and the CRT is more than material culture but is also viewed as toxic waste. The materials used to create the CRT could cause damage if not properly disposed of. During it's time the CRT left a positive effect on peoples lives by replacing the piano centerpiece in homes. Today, the CRT is not culturally popular it's purpose isn't useful.

    5. The more self-conscious one becomes, the more complex one’s relationship to an object becomes, physically and ocularly as well as psychologically and experientially.

      The realm of what Prown is trying to get the reader ti understand is that you must know yourself to grasp the complexity of the object as a whole.

    6. Every evolved explanation of a picture includes or implies an elaborate description of that picture.” Description provides the bridge between the realm of the material and thatof concepts and ideas.

      This statement explains why there was not necessarily a physical description of the object. Baxandell states that we "don't explain pictures, we describe them." One could be slightly confused with that concept as I was. What is the differentiation between explanation and description?

    7. The key to good description is a rich, nuanced vocabulary. Technically accurate language (nominative, for the most part) plays an important role in this, but ultimately not the most important role which is reserved, perhaps somewhat counter-intuitively, to descriptive modifiers (adjectives) and, most crucially, to terms expressive of the dynamics of interrelation (verbs, adverbs, prepositions).

      To the common person there is a normal set of vocabulary that one would understand without question. When one is exposed to a wider range of vocabulary it leads to more knowledge. My corresponding article would be a positive factor to this statement due to the word choice it exposes the reader to.

    8. horoughly describe this object, paying careful attention, as relevant, to all of its aspects-material, spatial, and temporal. Be attentive to details (for which a technical vocabulary will almost certainly prove useful), but ever keep an eye on the big picture.

      While describing an object be clear and concise of the detailing. One should pay close attention and be very technical while finding the correct words to describe an object.Be attentive as possible is what Prown is trying to convey. This statement doesn't connect with my secondary article because there weren't much if any descriptions.

    9. These polarities, he says, in turn find material expression in a language of formal oppositions, again including but not limited to the following:smooth/rough shiny/dullhot/coldsoft/hardlight/dark transparent/opaque up/down

      This statement in Haltman doesn't support my corresponding reading source because it proceeds to say that with describing material culture that it would be a physical description such as color or texture.The cathode ray tube was not described very much physically.

    10. ife/death (mortality

      Haltman connects to the article "A Terminal Condition: The Cathode Ray Tube's Strange Afterlife," because it gives life/death to an object of material culture. The article starts by saying the cathode ray tube is dead and continues to go into depth about the prehistoric tv as it states "rust in peace."