Published in El Universal

I’m thrilled to announce that I wrote an opinion article on how the First Amendment, Section 230, and contract law intersect to create the unusual speech situation social media platforms are in. Thanks to The Convergence Lab for offering me the opportunity to publish in El Universal! A different version of my ideas was also […]

Each Day I’m Kerfufflin’

Kerfuffles come and kerfuffles go in the world of national/international social media law, but (at least until recently) proposals on social media law have been mostly smoke and no fire since the SOSTA/FESTA Law in 2018. 2021 may prove to have some actual changes, though. The American government may have finally gained enough steam (and […]

Online Coverage of a New Class!

I’m delighted to announce that ASU Now took the time to interview me about the work I’ve been doing in relation to digital ethics and online controversies. I’ve been thinking about digital ethics for a long time via my co-hosted podcast Winning Slowly, and so I am thrilled to be moving toward integrating those ideas […]

Podcast Guest!

I was recently asked to be a guest on the New Valley Conversations podcast on the topic of social media. In the hour-long conversation, I discuss how I got into social media professionally, my first interactions with social media, the good aspects of social media, the bad aspects of social media, the recent documentary The […]

New Article!

I’m honored and thrilled to announce that “A Comparison of Research Topics Associated With Technical Communication, Business Communication, and Professional Communication, 1963–2017” has just been published at IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. If you’d like to look at the database (Excel file) that I worked from to create the article, it is linked above! Happy […]

Grant Awarded!

I’m honored to report that SIGDOC has chosen to give me a Career Advancement Research Grant! Their financial assistance is providing storage space for a tool to help meta-analyze social media research across disciplines. The goal is to help technical communication see where its social media research is participating in larger interdisciplinary conversations and see […]

On Journalism, Social Media, and COVID-19

A colleague of mine pointed me toward a Ben Thompson’s Stratechery piece entitled “An Interview with Zeynep Tufekci About Masks, Media, and Information Ecology.” The interview is long, fascinating, and behind a paywall. However, the part of it that struck my interest was a single quote that doesn’t even need to be in context to […]

On The Types of Blogging

One of bloggers’ favorite things to do is to discuss whether blogging is dead. Venkatesh Rao was the latest person to catch my attention with a variant of the “blogging is dead” idea, saying “If blogging is a cat with nine lives, this is probably the eighth death.” C’est la vie. These claims often include […]

Crowdsource TPC

At CPTSC 2019, I discussed ways forward for teachers of social media in technical communication. There are few resources for tech comm social media teachers, and I argued that a centralized place to share materials would be a boon to teachers. Enter Crowdsource TPC, an initiative built by Chris Lam at the University of North […]