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ERIC Number: EJ951244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media
Boyd, Danah
EDUCAUSE Review, v45 n5 p26-28, 30, 32, 34, 36 Sep-Oct 2010
The future of Web 2.0 is about content streams or streams of information. The metaphor implied by "streams" is powerful. The idea is that individuals are living inside the stream: adding to it, consuming it, redirecting it. The goal today is to be attentively aligned--"in flow"--with these information streams, to be aware of information as it flows by, grabbing it at the right moment when it is most relevant, valuable, entertaining, or insightful. In this article, the author discusses shifts in the media landscape, and the flow of information through social media.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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