MediaCommons Front Page Contribution

Children “share” during “sharing time” at school: my mouse, mom, yo-yo trick. Academic bloggers share details about what is behind-the-scenes: my lunch, boss, anxieties. Sharing as inclusion of personal experience into public spaces where such information has been deemed inappropriate, off-limits, non-academic. Sharing at its juvenile and narcissistic best and worst. The risks are both obvious and gendered: an embarrassing myopia, a gross mis-step in propriety, a female fall into feelings. No professional wants to be treated like a child (or a woman). The risks are in vetting; the rewards come by way of expanded expression.

Published in MediaCommons, 2013-03-13

What are the major social/legal/professional stakes with sharing online?

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Topics: Critical Internet Studies |  Feminist Media |  Reviews and Journalistic Writing | 

 
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