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Yet, as Dye and Harrison (2005) explain, power derives not only from authority but also from legitimacy (p.5). In a world where a handful of wealthy powerbrokers control what gets published and what gets on TV, Twitter is allowing people to generate their own content, and directing readers to fascinating new voices. I’ll be watching Twitter in the next few weeks with new eyesGreat blogs use short sentences and paragraphs, and before you post it is always a good idea to edit your blog out aloud!. Is it empowering, or disempowering? What are its “geographies of power” (Allen, 2003).The blog concludes with reflections that suggest the blogger has more unanswered questions and will be exploring the virtual network of Twitter with a new set of eyes or perspective.
ReferencesAlwaysCheck your references using the APA Referencing Guide: http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/apa. It can be hard to get your APA references to indent when writing online. Check with your tutor if 'not indenting them' is OK for your blog.
Allen, J. (2003). Lost geographies of power. Blackwell.
Dye, T.R. & Harrison, B.C. (2005). Power and society: An introduction to the social sciences. Thomson Wadsworth.
Frost, L. (2013, June 19). You probably didn’t read the most compelling part of Orwell’s 1984: The appendix. Quartz. https://qz.com/95696/you-probably-didnt-read-the-most-telling-part-of-orwells-1984-the- appendix/
Lundberg, A. (2013). BA1002: Our space: Networks, narratives and the making of place, lecture 2: Power. [PowerPoint slides]. LearnJCU. http://learnjcu.edu.auYou must include lecture notes in your reference list. Note the inclusion of the subject title as well as the lecturer and format of the material.
Panapticon. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved August 10, 2013 fromWikipedia Wikipedia references (and other blogs and wikis) usually include a retrieval date as the information often changes from day to day. This is why a year is also not easily identifiable and has been replaced with (n.d.). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon
Solomon, D. (2008). Presidio Prison [Online image]It is important to include attribution for all images used with hyperlinks to the original source. Make sure you check the license agreement which will determine copy, distribution and transmission permissions.. CultureMass. http://cdn.culturemass.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Presidio-modelo2.jpg
Turkle, S. (1995). Life on the screen: Identity in the age of the internet. Simon & Schuster.
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