We’re starting to move away from the readings that are specifically about the text to hypertext/usability projects (that is, Krug and Redish and the like) and more into some readings that make connections between that assignment and the semester of social media assignment. For example:
- Read and discuss “The Construction of a Twitter Aesthetic”
- Read and discuss “That Way We’re All Writing Now”
- Read and discuss “Briefly”
- Read and discuss “Life Sentences: The Grammar of Clickbait!”
These are all very “browsable” postings/brief essays that to me are both about the nature of social media and also about the nature of the way “words in a row” prose functions/works differently online. And when I say “browsable,” I mean these are all (IMO) pretty quick reads, and there are a lot of other texts like this out online– if you know something similar, please share!