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    generated content has created a diverse assortment of different types of images i.e. memes. Although prompted to exaggerate certain events and generally without real meaning, memes do hold value in our society. They are often created and replicated to form multiple meanings in order to code or decode conversation- an evolution of language. Memes have become cultural products because they often depict a certain event in history, a behavior, or feeling that inevitably reaches the masses. Perhaps it is not the humor or relevance of the meme itself that prompts share-ability, but rather, the idea of ‘collectivity.’ According to Michael Shulan, “wisdom lies not in the vision and will of any one individual, or small group of individuals, but in the collective vision of us all.” The rise of shareable content is a testament to how powerful and influential collectivism truly is. Furthermore, this idea of collectivity stems from the fact that memes are often repetitive or imitated amongst Internet users, reiterating similar beliefs. According to the book, continuous repetition generally forms new fundamental meanings. In…

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    After reading the chapter “Project Classroom Makeover”, readers may have spotted that expert knowledge and collective knowledge, as well as crowd sourcing, were mentioned in the story, and more importantly, were being labeled as two completely different forms of knowledge acquisition that are in constant battle with each other. In fact, Cathy Davidson, the author of the story, stated how “crowd sourcing is suspicious of expertise, because the more expert we are, the more likely we are to be…

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    Frito Lay Crowdsourcing

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    Crowdsourcing is the process of getting work or funding, usually online, from a crowd of people. With the web's appearance, crowdsourcing has increased considerably more force in the continuing business world. Some associations that are substantial even governments have encountered the force and pitfalls of utilizing the web for crowdsourcing. As per Wikipedia (n.d.), the expressed word crowdsourcing was instituted in 2005 and it is a words' compression "crowd" and "outsourcing". The term for…

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    order, are literally flatten to the shape of “pancakes” according to Michael Lewis. The author later states how “software subtly changed the economic environment. It bestowed new rewards on the egalitarian spirit. It made life harder for pyramids and easier for pancakes. […] The gains in the collective wisdom outweighed any losses to the boss’s authority” (96). By this assessment Lewis suggests that once the software or web-based technology is deployed, companies are transformed into a flat…

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    sending and receiving text, met together to protest the government rule. Smart mobs were also present during the protest at the World Trade Organization in Seattle, also known “Battle of Seattle”, where swarming techniques, coordinated plans by cell phone, were used to avoid police. Rheingold also analyzes less dramatic effects of smart mobs. He notes user reviews and ratings on websites like EBay, Amazon, and E-Opinions, where the reputation of a business is now in the hands of the…

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    Reflection Worksheet Introduction The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective (PNWHC) has been part of the community since 1984 and providing the women of the Manawatu region with information and support on a wide range of health and well-being issues. The PNWHC offers free services such as pregnancy tests and cervical screening, and low cost services including counselling and natural therapies (The Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective [the PNWHC], 2014). The PNWHC was not my first…

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    Anthem Innovation

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    What does the world of Anthem imply about the nature of technological progress? The society in the beginning of Anthem is a collective society with no room for any independence and it is a society that is very technologically primitive. The collective society of Anthem does not allow for innovation because they reject new ideas, frown upon independent thinking, and restrict people from doing what they want. These three ideas of the collective society block all innovation and research from the…

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    Collective Learning

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    Collective Learning Technology has brought huge influences on everyone’s lives. The Duke University had brought iPod as an academic device and educational experiment to all the first-year class students. The iPod inverted the traditional role of technology, which has many new functions. Students not only can listen to music, but also use the iPod as an academic device to collaborate with others. This concept can be seen in Project Classroom Makeover, by Cathy Davidson. In Project Classroom…

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    In The Game Of Tetriminos

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    In collective action, however, each part is a person. While humans are certainly much more complex than blocks on a computer screen, tetriminos and individuals are surprisingly comparable. Each individual takes up a different space in society, fitting into different social roles. Likewise, each tetrimino fits into a different crevice because of its shape. Yet, like humans, tetriminos are all fundamentally the same; they are all made up of four blocks, pieced together in different ways.…

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    both of us will be rewarded”(Rand 33) and Equality 7-2521 responds with “We shall not report our find to the City Council. We shall not report it to any men”(33). Equality 7-2521 does not care about any award that could come with this discovery, instead, he is determined to use it himself for learning. Instead of following the rules set forth by this collectivist society Equality 7-2521 chooses to pursue his self-determination. In this tunnel, which Equality 7-2521 flees to every night, happens…

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