Saying Something or Having Something to Say: Attention Seeking, the Breakdown of Privacy, and the Promise of Discourse in the Blogosphere

  • Gloria Jacobs
Keywords: Social Theory, Capitalism, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Critique, Digital Society, Sociology, Scholarly Journal, Peer reviewed journal, Ben Agger, Tim Luke

Author Biography

Gloria Jacobs
Gloria Jacobs is an Assistant Professor in the Literacy Department of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. She earned her Ph.D. in Teaching, Curriculum, and Change at the University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Her research focuses on adolescent use of digital literacies and how we can use youth knowledge of literacy practices outside of school to inform the literacy learning that goes on inside of school. She is particularly interested in understanding how the use of digital technologies and literacies position people for participation in a fast capitalist, information based economy, and what opportunities for transformative action can be developed by users of those technologies.